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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 survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Mayfield

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Mayfield

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Mayfield) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this survey for unconventional such as stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Mayfield

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Mayfield and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Mayfield property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Mayfield property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Mayfield Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

What should we think about when purchasing a building constructed in 1760 in Mayfield? Will the property's age be a concern?

Many purchasers plan to buy a unique or characterful property. The age of a structure, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Mayfield homes featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to repair. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for Mayfield listed buildings, Traditional materials may be required.

If the home you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your Mayfield surveyor for further advice.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a cottage and the seller has made us aware that it has been built with Beer stone. What matters must we watch out for?

Ranging from Portland Hard Blue Limestone to Farmington Stone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Defects affecting stone-built buildings can vary, cracks being relatively common.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Repair advice often includes fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when buying a house next to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. non-hazardous refuse disposal. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example .

Surveyors will notice structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your lawyer will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets as well as Wealden Local Authority and advise you .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Mayfield and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Mayfield property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Mayfield property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Mayfield Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

What should we think about when purchasing a building constructed in 1760 in Mayfield? Will the property's age be a concern?

Many purchasers plan to buy a unique or characterful property. The age of a structure, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Mayfield homes featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to repair. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for Mayfield listed buildings, Traditional materials may be required.



If the home you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your Mayfield surveyor for further advice.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a cottage and the seller has made us aware that it has been built with Beer stone. What matters must we watch out for?

Ranging from Portland Hard Blue Limestone to Farmington Stone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Defects affecting stone-built buildings can vary, cracks being relatively common.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Repair advice often includes fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when buying a house next to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. non-hazardous refuse disposal. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example .

Surveyors will notice structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your lawyer will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets as well as Wealden Local Authority and advise you .

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