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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kingsnorth

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property built from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kingsnorth

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Kingsnorth) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional , for example timber wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kingsnorth

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Kingsnorth and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Kingsnorth property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will give you comprehensive details of the Kingsnorth property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Kingsnorth Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a dovecot in Kingsnorth. Will the age of the house be a concern?

For traditionally-built Kingsnorth property, age can sometimes be an issue. Homes constructed with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to upkeep. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for , for example, a Grade II listed house, Materials suitable for the work may be required. This may result in longer-term maintenance obligations.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Kingsnorth property built in the late 60s, but it has clay foundations. Can a Kingsnorth Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a house. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to soil swelling, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Kingsnorth surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof caused problems at our old property, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What advice would the Kingsnorth house surveyor give in their report?

This often causes anxiety for house purchasers who know how costly roofing work can be. Homes throughout Kingsnorth can still be subject to roofing problems, such as. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the concrete tiles to the collar beams. Issues can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Roof upkeep can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A local contractor can provide an estimate. Call S W M Roofing of 3 Parker Cl, Hamstreet, Ashford, TN26 2JQ on 01233 731264 for an estimate.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Kingsnorth and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Kingsnorth property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will give you comprehensive details of the Kingsnorth property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Kingsnorth Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a dovecot in Kingsnorth. Will the age of the house be a concern?

For traditionally-built Kingsnorth property, age can sometimes be an issue. Homes constructed with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to upkeep. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for , for example, a Grade II listed house, Materials suitable for the work may be required. This may result in longer-term maintenance obligations.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Kingsnorth property built in the late 60s, but it has clay foundations. Can a Kingsnorth Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a house. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to soil swelling, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Kingsnorth surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof caused problems at our old property, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What advice would the Kingsnorth house surveyor give in their report?

This often causes anxiety for house purchasers who know how costly roofing work can be. Homes throughout Kingsnorth can still be subject to roofing problems, such as. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the concrete tiles to the collar beams. Issues can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Roof upkeep can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A local contractor can provide an estimate. Call S W M Roofing of 3 Parker Cl, Hamstreet, Ashford, TN26 2JQ on 01233 731264 for an estimate.

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