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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Which Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Keston

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a property made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Keston

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Keston) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this survey when buying a non standard property such as timber wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Keston

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Keston and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Keston property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer comprehensive details of the Keston property's condition as well as including advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Keston Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a barn conversion. Will the property's age be a problem?

Many buyers in Keston hope to own property with real personality. Use of traditional methods, however, can sometimes be an issue. Structures showcasing traditional methods can be costly to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, , which could mean long-term upkeep.If the property you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your surveyor for further advice.

Damage resulting from flooding

We believe this home is located in a low lying area. Is there a major flood risk? Would our home buyers survey check for any flood damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

It is estimated that over two million properties are at a high risk of flood damage, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas. The Environment Agency maintain a flood risk alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. Flood water can enter a home in Keston through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. appropriate drainage. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the property owner or occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1870s cottage with stone walls. Which defects should we consider, and what does the survey cover?

From Swaledale Fossil Limestone to Orton Scar Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include delamination. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Keston are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Keston and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Keston property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer comprehensive details of the Keston property's condition as well as including advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Keston Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a barn conversion. Will the property's age be a problem?

Many buyers in Keston hope to own property with real personality. Use of traditional methods, however, can sometimes be an issue. Structures showcasing traditional methods can be costly to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, , which could mean long-term upkeep.If the property you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your surveyor for further advice.



Damage resulting from flooding

We believe this home is located in a low lying area. Is there a major flood risk? Would our home buyers survey check for any flood damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

It is estimated that over two million properties are at a high risk of flood damage, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas. The Environment Agency maintain a flood risk alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. Flood water can enter a home in Keston through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. appropriate drainage. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the property owner or occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1870s cottage with stone walls. Which defects should we consider, and what does the survey cover?

From Swaledale Fossil Limestone to Orton Scar Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include delamination. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Keston are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

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