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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 Home Survey should I choose for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Romney

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a home made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Romney

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Romney) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard e.g. cellared properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Romney

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Romney and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Romney property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Romney property's state of repair as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Romney Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Are there any factors I should look out for if buying a converted house in Romney inside a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by the local authority. Your surveyor must have knowledge of relevant local considerations and any bearing they have on the home and its value. Values will likely be enhanced which is down to conservation areas being largely unspoilt

Surveyors will tell you if the planned purchase might be is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are raised by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unauthorised modifications to the building may be noted, however these should be concern for your conveyancer.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the unmodernised property I am hoping to purchase, I noticed that there was no RCD on the fuse board - does a the surveyor go into detail on the electrics?

When preparing a Romney Home Survey your RICS surveyor will mention the condition of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. He or she will also concerns such as reporting on the condition of any fitted electrical appliances, for example storage heaters or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Looking at any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician will form part of the survey in Romney.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) recommend that a periodic test is carried out every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).

Damage resulting from flooding

When intending to buy in Romney, should we be anxious about a flood risk, and will the RICS surveyor inquire into any flood damage?

The lives of many homeowners in Romney and across the UK have been affected by flood damage, and home purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before flooding occurs.

Flood water can enter a property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Romney and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Romney property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Romney property's state of repair as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Romney Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Are there any factors I should look out for if buying a converted house in Romney inside a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by the local authority. Your surveyor must have knowledge of relevant local considerations and any bearing they have on the home and its value. Values will likely be enhanced which is down to conservation areas being largely unspoilt

Surveyors will tell you if the planned purchase might be is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are raised by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unauthorised modifications to the building may be noted, however these should be concern for your conveyancer.



Shocking Electrics

When I saw the unmodernised property I am hoping to purchase, I noticed that there was no RCD on the fuse board - does a the surveyor go into detail on the electrics?

When preparing a Romney Home Survey your RICS surveyor will mention the condition of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. He or she will also concerns such as reporting on the condition of any fitted electrical appliances, for example storage heaters or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Looking at any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician will form part of the survey in Romney.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) recommend that a periodic test is carried out every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).

Damage resulting from flooding

When intending to buy in Romney, should we be anxious about a flood risk, and will the RICS surveyor inquire into any flood damage?

The lives of many homeowners in Romney and across the UK have been affected by flood damage, and home purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before flooding occurs.

Flood water can enter a property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

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