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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 Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Longfield

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a property made of standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Longfield

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Longfield) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for non standard e.g. stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Longfield

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Longfield and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Longfield property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give comprehensive details of the Longfield property's condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Longfield House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Longfield properties built on clay soil can experience problems. Will the Property Survey look into this?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a house can be significant. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Longfield house's foundations, forcing them inward. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect

that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a property in Longfield. What should we look into during the survey?

This is often asked by home buyers who know that homes can still be subject to roof maintenance problems. From the slates to the valley gutters, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Factors like a poor asphalt covering are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

The expense of felting a flat roof, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of if buying a house proximate to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including inert waste. No one ideally wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include chemicals like dioxins .

Surveyors will find structural issues connected with the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out conveyancing searches of the British Geological databases and Dartford Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Longfield and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Longfield property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give comprehensive details of the Longfield property's condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Longfield House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Longfield properties built on clay soil can experience problems. Will the Property Survey look into this?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a house can be significant. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Longfield house's foundations, forcing them inward. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect



that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a property in Longfield. What should we look into during the survey?

This is often asked by home buyers who know that homes can still be subject to roof maintenance problems. From the slates to the valley gutters, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Factors like a poor asphalt covering are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

The expense of felting a flat roof, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of if buying a house proximate to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including inert waste. No one ideally wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include chemicals like dioxins .

Surveyors will find structural issues connected with the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out conveyancing searches of the British Geological databases and Dartford Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

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