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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Orpington

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property built from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Orpington

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Orpington) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Orpington

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Orpington and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Orpington property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Orpington property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Orpington Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the RICS chartered surveyor inspect the condition of the gas installations?

The qualified surveyor will visually check out any accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at whether the meter is in an escape route at the building, in addition to gas associated fixtures for example - flue/chimney maintenance. However, the Orpington qualified surveyor will not remove gas fittings nor will they run any tests whatsoever on the gas system. Gas can be hazardous, should there be any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Orpington include Mainkey of 20, Glendower Crescent, Orpington, Kent Tel. 07985 412661 and PTGas Services of 181, Warren Road, Orpington, Kent Tel. 07917 784066.

Regulations stipulate landlords must to commission appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply are severe .

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned that there could be powdery asbestos wallpaper in the house. What is asbestos, are there any health risks, can it be treated and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a harmful substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials e.g. soffit boards. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance properties, it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms are carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful not to displace it and expert advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Orpington home survey. Your Orpington surveyor should mention the risk of asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we buy the full structural survey when investing in a derelict regency house near Orpington over a HomeBuyer Report?

Often called the Structural Survey by many, this survey is no longer available and has been re-titled by RICS and the proper name is actually now the Building Survey. This is the correct home survey when buying an unusual home like an unloved house. It will give full and critical advice in relation to the homes standard of construction and repair in addition to any important technical details, following a thorough inspection of any accessible parts of the house.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Orpington and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Orpington property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Orpington property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Orpington Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the RICS chartered surveyor inspect the condition of the gas installations?

The qualified surveyor will visually check out any accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at whether the meter is in an escape route at the building, in addition to gas associated fixtures for example - flue/chimney maintenance. However, the Orpington qualified surveyor will not remove gas fittings nor will they run any tests whatsoever on the gas system. Gas can be hazardous, should there be any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Orpington include Mainkey of 20, Glendower Crescent, Orpington, Kent Tel. 07985 412661 and PTGas Services of 181, Warren Road, Orpington, Kent Tel. 07917 784066.



Regulations stipulate landlords must to commission appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply are severe .

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned that there could be powdery asbestos wallpaper in the house. What is asbestos, are there any health risks, can it be treated and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a harmful substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials e.g. soffit boards. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance properties, it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms are carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful not to displace it and expert advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Orpington home survey. Your Orpington surveyor should mention the risk of asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we buy the full structural survey when investing in a derelict regency house near Orpington over a HomeBuyer Report?

Often called the Structural Survey by many, this survey is no longer available and has been re-titled by RICS and the proper name is actually now the Building Survey. This is the correct home survey when buying an unusual home like an unloved house. It will give full and critical advice in relation to the homes standard of construction and repair in addition to any important technical details, following a thorough inspection of any accessible parts of the house.

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