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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kingsdown

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kingsdown

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Kingsdown) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard , for example thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kingsdown

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Kingsdown and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Kingsdown property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Kingsdown property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Kingsdown Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1960-built property in Kingsdown and found that there is a 20mm crack above the windows in the garage. What subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. Buyers in Kingsdown should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water builds up in the soil, which may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Cracks that appear without warning may suggest movement and subsidence. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Kingsdown, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. What should we expect a Kingsdown Home Survey to include?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home will have an impact. Specific problems include soil swelling, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave, such as cracks along the living room ceiling. A Kingsdown surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Kingsdown, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What will our Kingsdown building surveyor look into during the survey?

This is a common concern for buyers in Kingsdownwho have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Homes throughout Kingsdown could unfortunately be experiencing issues with the roof. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from tie beams to trusses, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Kingsdown, but it is a health and safety necessity. A Kingsdown roofing contractor with solid references should be able to assist with a quote.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Kingsdown and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Kingsdown property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Kingsdown property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Kingsdown Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1960-built property in Kingsdown and found that there is a 20mm crack above the windows in the garage. What subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. Buyers in Kingsdown should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water builds up in the soil, which may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Cracks that appear without warning may suggest movement and subsidence. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.



Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Kingsdown, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. What should we expect a Kingsdown Home Survey to include?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home will have an impact. Specific problems include soil swelling, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave, such as cracks along the living room ceiling. A Kingsdown surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Kingsdown, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What will our Kingsdown building surveyor look into during the survey?

This is a common concern for buyers in Kingsdownwho have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Homes throughout Kingsdown could unfortunately be experiencing issues with the roof. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from tie beams to trusses, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Kingsdown, but it is a health and safety necessity. A Kingsdown roofing contractor with solid references should be able to assist with a quote.

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