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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Northfleet

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Northfleet

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Northfleet) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for non standard property such as wood frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Northfleet

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Northfleet and which is cheaper?

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

If the Northfleet property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you comprehensive details of the Northfleet property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Northfleet Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be powdery white asbestos sprayed on coatings in the property. What are the issues with asbestos, what are the remedial options and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials including artex. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in the home appliances. Technically all forms (including white) are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to break the asbestos. Professional advice should

be sought immediately. You should not attempt to disturb it yourself. Approved experts can be found at www.arca.org.uk. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. They will report on suspected asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Northfleet? What should we expect a Northfleet Home Buyers Survey to include, and what defects will be reported on?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a home can be significant, with sub-soil shrinkage and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. For example, cracked plaster may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance has created issues for us at our old property. What advice would the building surveyor give in their report?

Residential property in Northfleet with no other major issues may be exposed to problems like incorrectly applied waterproofing. From wind braces to decking, every element of the roof must be reviewed. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like a poor asphalt covering.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like laying tar paper or felt, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A roofing contractor in the local area with professional accreditation should be able to assist with a quote.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Northfleet and which is cheaper?

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

If the Northfleet property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you comprehensive details of the Northfleet property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Northfleet Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be powdery white asbestos sprayed on coatings in the property. What are the issues with asbestos, what are the remedial options and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials including artex. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in the home appliances. Technically all forms (including white) are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to break the asbestos. Professional advice should



be sought immediately. You should not attempt to disturb it yourself. Approved experts can be found at www.arca.org.uk. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. They will report on suspected asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Northfleet? What should we expect a Northfleet Home Buyers Survey to include, and what defects will be reported on?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a home can be significant, with sub-soil shrinkage and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. For example, cracked plaster may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance has created issues for us at our old property. What advice would the building surveyor give in their report?

Residential property in Northfleet with no other major issues may be exposed to problems like incorrectly applied waterproofing. From wind braces to decking, every element of the roof must be reviewed. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like a poor asphalt covering.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like laying tar paper or felt, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A roofing contractor in the local area with professional accreditation should be able to assist with a quote.

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