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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ramsgate

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a property made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ramsgate

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ramsgate) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard , for example timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ramsgate

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Ramsgate and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Ramsgate property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Ramsgate property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Ramsgate Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues I need to check out if buying a property in Ramsgate near a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors need to have knowledge of relevant local issues and any effect may have with the property and its value. The price of property will probably be higher owing to them retaining original features.

RICS surveyors are expected inform you if the property is/might be is so classified and Section I of the Ramsgate Homebuyer Report will advise the proper

questions are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Out of keeping developments to the property should be advised but these are really more a investigated by your conveyancer. Geoffrey Borg & Co are a local firm situated at 22 King Street, Thanet, Kent, CT11 8BG should be prepared to tell you what to look out for. Tel: 01843 591378

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a Ramsgate property. Is a Property Survey advisable?

Purchasers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for the vendor to mention a pest issue. This issue should be taken seriously. Evidence may not be easy to find. For example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. As some infestations can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If you strongly suspect an issue with bed bugs, or any pest, speak to your RICS surveyor

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Ramsgate, and will the residential surveyor check water damage?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Ramsgate and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Ramsgate property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Ramsgate property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Ramsgate Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues I need to check out if buying a property in Ramsgate near a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors need to have knowledge of relevant local issues and any effect may have with the property and its value. The price of property will probably be higher owing to them retaining original features.

RICS surveyors are expected inform you if the property is/might be is so classified and Section I of the Ramsgate Homebuyer Report will advise the proper



questions are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Out of keeping developments to the property should be advised but these are really more a investigated by your conveyancer. Geoffrey Borg & Co are a local firm situated at 22 King Street, Thanet, Kent, CT11 8BG should be prepared to tell you what to look out for. Tel: 01843 591378

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a Ramsgate property. Is a Property Survey advisable?

Purchasers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for the vendor to mention a pest issue. This issue should be taken seriously. Evidence may not be easy to find. For example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. As some infestations can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If you strongly suspect an issue with bed bugs, or any pest, speak to your RICS surveyor

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Ramsgate, and will the residential surveyor check water damage?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

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