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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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Valuation
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.

External walls

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Kenley residential property what does a green light rating mean for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4. Efflorescence on external walls is an example of this.

A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition, but maintenance may still be necessary. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections

of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it to consider gutters? Also, if there is necessary work, will they be a hassle to fix?

Regular rainfall is common in Kenley and across the country, but the impact damp weather can have on a home is not considered. If you have only seen the house in dry conditions, defects may not have been obvious. This can lead to lasting damage to the fabric of a home.

The good news is that this is generally easy to resolve, if caught early.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a house in Kenley, does the house surveyor look for any flooding damage?

It is estimated that over two million residences are at risk of water damage caused by flooding, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. Flood water can enter a Kenley property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The house survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

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.

External walls

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Kenley residential property what does a green light rating mean for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4. Efflorescence on external walls is an example of this.

A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition, but maintenance may still be necessary. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections



of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it to consider gutters? Also, if there is necessary work, will they be a hassle to fix?

Regular rainfall is common in Kenley and across the country, but the impact damp weather can have on a home is not considered. If you have only seen the house in dry conditions, defects may not have been obvious. This can lead to lasting damage to the fabric of a home.

The good news is that this is generally easy to resolve, if caught early.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a house in Kenley, does the house surveyor look for any flooding damage?

It is estimated that over two million residences are at risk of water damage caused by flooding, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. Flood water can enter a Kenley property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The house survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

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