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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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Which Survey do I need for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kidbrooke

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property constructed from standard building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kidbrooke

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Kidbrooke) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard , for example timber wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kidbrooke

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Kidbrooke and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Kidbrooke property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the Kidbrooke property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Kidbrooke House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does a Kidbrooke surveyor check out the serviceability of the gas supply?

A will visually examine the accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the routing of any gas pipes at the home, as well as gas affiliated appliances for example - chimney breasts or flues. Your Kidbrooke qualified surveyor won't remove external fittings or housings and won't conduct any tests on the serviceability of the system. Gas is potentially hazardous, should you have any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer immediately.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled converted barn. What related issues should we be aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Roof and gutter issues can often cause problems for Kidbrooke properties with stone walls. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like penetrating damp will vary with the particular type of stone. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Kidbrooke properties, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Kidbrooke should be able to supply local stone.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a property in Kidbrooke. Should we get a RICS surveyor?

Any questions about pests affecting a Kidbrooke property may not be asked by the lawyer.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. Signs may not be obvious, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves.

Remedies to a serious infestation can include chemical treatment. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Kidbrooke and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Kidbrooke property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the Kidbrooke property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Kidbrooke House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does a Kidbrooke surveyor check out the serviceability of the gas supply?

A will visually examine the accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the routing of any gas pipes at the home, as well as gas affiliated appliances for example - chimney breasts or flues. Your Kidbrooke qualified surveyor won't remove external fittings or housings and won't conduct any tests on the serviceability of the system. Gas is potentially hazardous, should you have any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer immediately.



Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled converted barn. What related issues should we be aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Roof and gutter issues can often cause problems for Kidbrooke properties with stone walls. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like penetrating damp will vary with the particular type of stone. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Kidbrooke properties, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Kidbrooke should be able to supply local stone.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a property in Kidbrooke. Should we get a RICS surveyor?

Any questions about pests affecting a Kidbrooke property may not be asked by the lawyer.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. Signs may not be obvious, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves.

Remedies to a serious infestation can include chemical treatment. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

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