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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 Survey is the right choice for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Meopham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a property constructed from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Meopham

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Meopham) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional such as mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Meopham

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Meopham and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Meopham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the Meopham property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Meopham property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Meopham Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor said subsidence is a concern. What subsidence information does the Meopham Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a broken pipes will clear away soil supporting the building structure. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. In severe conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior

walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Gas flame

Will the RICS surveyor go into detail on the state of repair of the gas flues?

A RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually survey any accessible parts of the system. This means things like the location of the meter for instance, as well as gas connected gas fittings in the home like chimney linings. Your Meopham local surveyor won't remove gas fittings and surveyors are not qualified to run any tests of any kind on the appliances or system. Of course, gas can be deadly, if you have any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.

Kent based local firms include Keith Walpole of 21 Croftside, Vigo, Gravesend, Kent Tel. 07931 401275 and John Molloy t/a CEM Mechanical Installations of 5 The Knole, Istead Rise, Northfleet, Kent Tel. 07860673202.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should I consider guttering? Will the Meopham property surveyor report on this? Could damaged guttering lower the property value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet rainfall and the effect it can have on a house are not given more thought by home buyers. For instance, leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage strongly suggest that the drainage systems are at risk. This can lead to lasting damage to the fabric of a home.

Whether buying in Meopham or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Meopham and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Meopham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the Meopham property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Meopham property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Meopham Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor said subsidence is a concern. What subsidence information does the Meopham Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a broken pipes will clear away soil supporting the building structure. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. In severe conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior



walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Gas flame

Will the RICS surveyor go into detail on the state of repair of the gas flues?

A RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually survey any accessible parts of the system. This means things like the location of the meter for instance, as well as gas connected gas fittings in the home like chimney linings. Your Meopham local surveyor won't remove gas fittings and surveyors are not qualified to run any tests of any kind on the appliances or system. Of course, gas can be deadly, if you have any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.

Kent based local firms include Keith Walpole of 21 Croftside, Vigo, Gravesend, Kent Tel. 07931 401275 and John Molloy t/a CEM Mechanical Installations of 5 The Knole, Istead Rise, Northfleet, Kent Tel. 07860673202.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should I consider guttering? Will the Meopham property surveyor report on this? Could damaged guttering lower the property value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet rainfall and the effect it can have on a house are not given more thought by home buyers. For instance, leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage strongly suggest that the drainage systems are at risk. This can lead to lasting damage to the fabric of a home.

Whether buying in Meopham or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

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