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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Do you need a Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Paddock Wood

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Paddock Wood

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Paddock Wood) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this option for unconventional , for example stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Paddock Wood

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Paddock Wood and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Paddock Wood property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the Paddock Wood property, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Paddock Wood property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Paddock Wood Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Substandard guttering

In a Paddock Wood HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual an red light rating defects affecting rainwater pipes and gutters?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for home purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a house or flat. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green the impact on the property individual defects may have. Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. In some cases, such a rating may indicate further expert opinion is needed before an accurate statement can be given. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. If a residence does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

A fairly common example may be poor quality or inefficient downspouts. The rainwater goods are inspected by eye. Buyers should be aware that although drainage is reported on in this section, other aspects of the water system are referred to elsewhere defects in the sewer system.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be loose blue asbestos soffit boards being found in the building. What is asbestos and can it be easily removed?

Asbestos is a noxious substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials for example duct connectors.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in insulating board. Technically all forms are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

If found, care should be taken on no account to displace it. Professional advice must be taken without delay. You should never try to get rid of it yourself. Paddock Wood Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. Your Paddock Wood surveyor should note potential asbestos and should offer advice.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has said subsidence has been a concern. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey examine?

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 weight of the property.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is drawn out of the soil by shrubs and trees. Signs of potential subsidence include new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Paddock Wood and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Paddock Wood property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the Paddock Wood property, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Paddock Wood property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Paddock Wood Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Substandard guttering

In a Paddock Wood HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual an red light rating defects affecting rainwater pipes and gutters?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for home purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a house or flat. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green the impact on the property individual defects may have. Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. In some cases, such a rating may indicate further expert opinion is needed before an accurate statement can be given. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. If a residence does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

A fairly common example may be poor quality or inefficient downspouts. The rainwater goods are inspected by eye. Buyers should be aware that although drainage is reported on in this section, other aspects of the water system are referred to elsewhere defects in the sewer system.



Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be loose blue asbestos soffit boards being found in the building. What is asbestos and can it be easily removed?

Asbestos is a noxious substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials for example duct connectors.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in insulating board. Technically all forms are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

If found, care should be taken on no account to displace it. Professional advice must be taken without delay. You should never try to get rid of it yourself. Paddock Wood Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. Your Paddock Wood surveyor should note potential asbestos and should offer advice.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has said subsidence has been a concern. What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey examine?

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 weight of the property.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is drawn out of the soil by shrubs and trees. Signs of potential subsidence include new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

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