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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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Do you need a Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kew

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a home built from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kew

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Kew) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. timber frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kew

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Kew and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Kew property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Kew property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Kew Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a property near to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. domestic refuse. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Risks might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health problems for example spina bifida have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Kew will flag up structural issues linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Hounslow Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying an old farmstead. Will maintenance costs be higher?

A property's age can create issues for homeowners. Kew structures featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be expensive to repair. You should consider that specialist knowledge may be needed. Especially for a home in one of Kew's conservation areas, Traditional materials may be required. If you plan to make alterations to a period home, discuss options with your property surveyor for more information.

Gas flame

Does a chartered surveyor inspect the safety of the gas heaters?

Your chartered surveyor will visually check out any easily accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at the meter location/position as part of the survey, as well as gas connected appliances, for instance fixed external ventilation hearths. A Kew qualified surveyor won't actually remove any external fittings and he or she won't run any tests of any kind on the gas system. You should never attempt to fix gas fittings your self as it is potentially hazardous, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Kew and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Kew property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Kew property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Kew Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a property near to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. domestic refuse. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Risks might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health problems for example spina bifida have been linked to landfill sites .



Surveyors in Kew will flag up structural issues linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Hounslow Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying an old farmstead. Will maintenance costs be higher?

A property's age can create issues for homeowners. Kew structures featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be expensive to repair. You should consider that specialist knowledge may be needed. Especially for a home in one of Kew's conservation areas, Traditional materials may be required. If you plan to make alterations to a period home, discuss options with your property surveyor for more information.

Gas flame

Does a chartered surveyor inspect the safety of the gas heaters?

Your chartered surveyor will visually check out any easily accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at the meter location/position as part of the survey, as well as gas connected appliances, for instance fixed external ventilation hearths. A Kew qualified surveyor won't actually remove any external fittings and he or she won't run any tests of any kind on the gas system. You should never attempt to fix gas fittings your self as it is potentially hazardous, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

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