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  Mortgage Valuation
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Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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What Home Survey should I pick for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kenley

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a home built from standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kenley

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Kenley) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kenley

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Kenley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Kenley property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Kenley property's general condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Kenley Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the mid-century home we are intending to lease, it appeared that there was no RCD on the fuse board - does a the Kenley surveyor write anything on the wiring and fusebox?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Kenley a surveyor will report on the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. This should include an overview inspection of exposed sections of the wiring on top of areas e.g. verifying the type of any electrical fittings in shower rooms or checking the state of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of the most recent PIR handled by an electrician on the property will form part of the survey.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw cracks across the render on the outside walls when we last viewed the house. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related matters will the Property Surveyor look into?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be remedied. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, due to the fact that the usual signs could comfortably be as the result of several factors. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when buying a house next to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms including hazardous rubbish. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Concerns include structurally instability. Potential health issues for example cancer have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Kenley will examine structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Tandridge Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Kenley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Kenley property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Kenley property's general condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Kenley Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the mid-century home we are intending to lease, it appeared that there was no RCD on the fuse board - does a the Kenley surveyor write anything on the wiring and fusebox?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Kenley a surveyor will report on the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. This should include an overview inspection of exposed sections of the wiring on top of areas e.g. verifying the type of any electrical fittings in shower rooms or checking the state of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of the most recent PIR handled by an electrician on the property will form part of the survey.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw cracks across the render on the outside walls when we last viewed the house. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related matters will the Property Surveyor look into?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be remedied. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, due to the fact that the usual signs could comfortably be as the result of several factors. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when buying a house next to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms including hazardous rubbish. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Concerns include structurally instability. Potential health issues for example cancer have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Kenley will examine structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Tandridge Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

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