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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.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated traces of blue asbestos may be lurking boiler cupboard at the property. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be handled easily?

Asbestos is a pernicious material of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials such as cement sheet. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic including tensile strength properties, it may be found in cement. Technically all forms are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to remove the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought ASAP. You should never attempt to remove it yourself. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will report on the risk of asbestos during the survey and should recommend relevant tests.

House Prices

I intend to purchase a property in BR2 for around £222, 725. What things will a surveyor consider when carrying out a Home Survey ?

There are a huge number of issues which could affect the price of property ranging from state (of neglect) of exterior to the number of bedrooms in the property. As an indicator, one can try to weigh up prices against flat prices registered at the Land Registry for comparable properties. The mean flat price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £193, 725, which is £29, 000 less than the amount you are paying. The average factoring in houses and flats was £382, 498. 4, Burwood Avenue, Bromley, Bromley, Greater London, BR2 7BH a leasehold flat sold for £189, 950 .

In order for you to get an impartial property valuation, an ideal way is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as standard. Your surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

A professional RICS surveyor will go to the home as well as factoring in the myriad of variables that have a bearing on values.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will your Property Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency home in Keston.

Stucco is in fact just a specific type of solid render. Usually stucco is applied to brick that dries to a smooth stone like surface. The coating is highly grand in appearance and is was often applied to Regency homes. It is very similar to plaster. Stucco is often problematic and Keston Homebuyer Reports can focus on any number of problems such as when it is exposed to driving rain which gets saturated and thus prone to frost damage

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the burden of heavy load above such as cracking under the roof joists. Remedying problems can be costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

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.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated traces of blue asbestos may be lurking boiler cupboard at the property. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be handled easily?

Asbestos is a pernicious material of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials such as cement sheet. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic including tensile strength properties, it may be found in cement. Technically all forms are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to remove the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought ASAP. You should never attempt to remove it yourself. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will report on the risk of asbestos during the survey and should recommend relevant tests.



House Prices

I intend to purchase a property in BR2 for around £222, 725. What things will a surveyor consider when carrying out a Home Survey ?

There are a huge number of issues which could affect the price of property ranging from state (of neglect) of exterior to the number of bedrooms in the property. As an indicator, one can try to weigh up prices against flat prices registered at the Land Registry for comparable properties. The mean flat price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £193, 725, which is £29, 000 less than the amount you are paying. The average factoring in houses and flats was £382, 498. 4, Burwood Avenue, Bromley, Bromley, Greater London, BR2 7BH a leasehold flat sold for £189, 950 .

In order for you to get an impartial property valuation, an ideal way is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as standard. Your surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

A professional RICS surveyor will go to the home as well as factoring in the myriad of variables that have a bearing on values.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will your Property Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency home in Keston.

Stucco is in fact just a specific type of solid render. Usually stucco is applied to brick that dries to a smooth stone like surface. The coating is highly grand in appearance and is was often applied to Regency homes. It is very similar to plaster. Stucco is often problematic and Keston Homebuyer Reports can focus on any number of problems such as when it is exposed to driving rain which gets saturated and thus prone to frost damage

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the burden of heavy load above such as cracking under the roof joists. Remedying problems can be costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

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