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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 Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Maidstone

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Maidstone

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Maidstone) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard property such as cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Maidstone

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This report is chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Maidstone and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Maidstone property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Maidstone property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Maidstone House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I get a full structural survey before acquiring an extended forties home in Maidstone?

Structural surveys have been renamed as Building Surveys. The Building Survey is the right selection of survey when buying an unusual property e.g. a property in poor condition house. It sets out comprehensive and crucial professional advice on the property's construction materials on top of any needs for future maintenance, shortly after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the unmodernised property we are planning to acquire we noticed that there was some evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a the surveyor go into detail on the electrics?

When carrying out a Maidstone Home Survey the surveyor will typically make a note on the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a poor condition. This will include a visual check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of open or exposed areas of the wiring or fusebox as well as areas e.g. verifying the category of the electrical fittings in shower rooms or checking the condition of a representative sample of light fittings.

Confirming the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE suggest an electrical system check is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

House Prices

Is £124, 155 within the right sort of area amount to be buying a property in Maidstone in ME15 for and what considerations will a Maidstone surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in Maidstone ?

There are many factors which could positively or negatively affect property values such as noise from flight paths or if it is near a potential development. It may help to compare with prices recorded in Maidstone for similar properties. The mean flat price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £123, 755, which is £400 less than the price being asked. The average factoring in houses and flats was £213, 106. 71C, Old Tovil Road, Maidstone, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6QE a leasehold flat recently sold for £39, 000 .

In order for you to get a formal home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as standard. A local surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

A professional RICS chartered surveyor will always attend the building in addition to considering the long list of area issues that have a bearing on the value of property.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Maidstone and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Maidstone property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Maidstone property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Maidstone House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I get a full structural survey before acquiring an extended forties home in Maidstone?

Structural surveys have been renamed as Building Surveys. The Building Survey is the right selection of survey when buying an unusual property e.g. a property in poor condition house. It sets out comprehensive and crucial professional advice on the property's construction materials on top of any needs for future maintenance, shortly after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building.



Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the unmodernised property we are planning to acquire we noticed that there was some evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a the surveyor go into detail on the electrics?

When carrying out a Maidstone Home Survey the surveyor will typically make a note on the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a poor condition. This will include a visual check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of open or exposed areas of the wiring or fusebox as well as areas e.g. verifying the category of the electrical fittings in shower rooms or checking the condition of a representative sample of light fittings.

Confirming the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE suggest an electrical system check is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

House Prices

Is £124, 155 within the right sort of area amount to be buying a property in Maidstone in ME15 for and what considerations will a Maidstone surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in Maidstone ?

There are many factors which could positively or negatively affect property values such as noise from flight paths or if it is near a potential development. It may help to compare with prices recorded in Maidstone for similar properties. The mean flat price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £123, 755, which is £400 less than the price being asked. The average factoring in houses and flats was £213, 106. 71C, Old Tovil Road, Maidstone, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6QE a leasehold flat recently sold for £39, 000 .

In order for you to get a formal home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as standard. A local surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

A professional RICS chartered surveyor will always attend the building in addition to considering the long list of area issues that have a bearing on the value of property.

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