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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sandgate

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sandgate

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Sandgate) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone slab roof properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sandgate

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Sandgate and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Sandgate property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a thorough analysis of the Sandgate property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Sandgate Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about pests in the property in Sandgate we plan to buy. Do we need a RICS surveyor?

Property in Sandgate are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, pests can be very expensive to resolve and put your health in danger. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Remedies to an infestation can include removal of infected

furniture. If you strongly suspect an issue with dust mites, or any pest, speak to your chartered surveyor

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should rainfall have on our new Sandgate property?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which heavy rain has on your home is rarely considered properly by buyers. If you have only seen the house you are buying in warm weather, issues may have been hidden. Signs that gutters are blocked include rotten roofing elements. Luckily, these defects are usually easy to fix.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a Sandgate property with Beer stone walls. Are there specific matters to consider?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like penetrating damp will vary with the particular type of stone. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Sandgate are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Sandgate and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Sandgate property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a thorough analysis of the Sandgate property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Sandgate Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about pests in the property in Sandgate we plan to buy. Do we need a RICS surveyor?

Property in Sandgate are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, pests can be very expensive to resolve and put your health in danger. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Remedies to an infestation can include removal of infected



furniture. If you strongly suspect an issue with dust mites, or any pest, speak to your chartered surveyor

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should rainfall have on our new Sandgate property?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which heavy rain has on your home is rarely considered properly by buyers. If you have only seen the house you are buying in warm weather, issues may have been hidden. Signs that gutters are blocked include rotten roofing elements. Luckily, these defects are usually easy to fix.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a Sandgate property with Beer stone walls. Are there specific matters to consider?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like penetrating damp will vary with the particular type of stone. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Sandgate are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

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