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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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Which HomeBuyers Survey do I need for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Petts Wood

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Petts Wood

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Petts Wood) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this option for non standard e.g. timber wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Petts Wood

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Home Buyers Survey Petts Wood

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Petts Wood and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Petts Wood property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Petts Wood property's general condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Petts Wood House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Petts Wood include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and what will it include?

The Homebuyer Report includes a property valuation as well as a reinstatement cost estimate. To work out an accurate value estimate the surveyor will take into account experience of property in Petts Wood and other factors about the property e.g. desirability of the location. The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will make certain other assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors ignore certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further area assumptions, for example services, are made as well as any significant Petts Wood environmental issues like pig farms, also being considered.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Petts Wood house built in the late 30s, but it has clay foundations. Will your Home Buyers Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil, with sub-soil shrinkage and considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content being relatively common. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. For example, widening cracks may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. There is a real benefit in booking a Petts Wood surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Patches of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a house next to a refuse tip

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including non-hazardous refuse disposal. Nobody wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Worries might include tars and other hazardous materials .

Surveys in Petts Wood will examine structural problems linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Bromley Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Petts Wood and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Petts Wood property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Petts Wood property's general condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Petts Wood House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Petts Wood include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and what will it include?

The Homebuyer Report includes a property valuation as well as a reinstatement cost estimate. To work out an accurate value estimate the surveyor will take into account experience of property in Petts Wood and other factors about the property e.g. desirability of the location. The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will make certain other assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors ignore certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further area assumptions, for example services, are made as well as any significant Petts Wood environmental issues like pig farms, also being considered.



A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Petts Wood house built in the late 30s, but it has clay foundations. Will your Home Buyers Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil, with sub-soil shrinkage and considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content being relatively common. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. For example, widening cracks may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. There is a real benefit in booking a Petts Wood surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Patches of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a house next to a refuse tip

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including non-hazardous refuse disposal. Nobody wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Worries might include tars and other hazardous materials .

Surveys in Petts Wood will examine structural problems linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Bromley Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

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