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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kington

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kington

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Kington) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kington

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring 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 Kington and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Kington property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Kington property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Kington Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof brings up bad memories for us. What does a home surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

Homes in Kington in good condition can be blighted by roof maintenance problems. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the dormer windows to the wind braces. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as re-covering asphalt) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Kington builder mentioned subsidence may be a concern. Is this a severe risk, and what subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor inspect?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. The builder will likely return to a new structure after six months in order to make repairs.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with an above-average concentration of gravel, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Other external areas of the property

In a Kington HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition rating 3 have on 'E9 - Other' ?

For a Kington house or flat, one issue is external wooden steps which are in contact with the soil. The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects that do not fit elsewhere in Section E. Contact your surveyor if you require more information.

Severe defects impacting the house or flat are indicated with a 'red' condition rating of 3. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a house or flat. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Kington property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Kington property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Kington Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof brings up bad memories for us. What does a home surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

Homes in Kington in good condition can be blighted by roof maintenance problems. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the dormer windows to the wind braces. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as re-covering asphalt) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Kington builder mentioned subsidence may be a concern. Is this a severe risk, and what subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor inspect?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. The builder will likely return to a new structure after six months in order to make repairs.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with an above-average concentration of gravel, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Other external areas of the property

In a Kington HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition rating 3 have on 'E9 - Other' ?

For a Kington house or flat, one issue is external wooden steps which are in contact with the soil. The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects that do not fit elsewhere in Section E. Contact your surveyor if you require more information.

Severe defects impacting the house or flat are indicated with a 'red' condition rating of 3. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a house or flat. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

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