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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 Sevenoaks

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a property built from standard building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sevenoaks

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Sevenoaks) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as box frame construction homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sevenoaks

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Sevenoaks and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sevenoaks property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Sevenoaks property's general condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Sevenoaks Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Sevenoaks property will include an impartial valuation and a reinstatement cost. To ascertain the correct valuation your chartered surveyor will take into account awareness of the Sevenoaks property market and other considerations about the property for instance: size The RICS surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will draw upon key assumptions such as the ground is not land filled.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation

Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there is an absence of any expensive legal problems for example the possibility of legal enquiries revealing legal issue that might affect value. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local Sevenoaks area conjectures, like connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental problems like busy roads, which will also be factored in.

Damaged Render

What will the Sevenoaks Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered regency detached house in Sevenoaks.

Stucco is really a type of render. Usually stucco is applied to underlying brick hardens to an even finish. The effect is very beautiful and was found on Victorian and Regency buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Sevenoaks Homebuyer Reports sometimes detail defects like trapped water culminating in damp problems

Another example of problems could include sulphate attack from sulphates or salts sucked out of brickwork. Resolving problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.

For a local expert contact AJ BUNTON, 1, Edgar Road, Sevenoaks, TN15 6RT Tel. 01959 522795

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Sevenoaks?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, damp weather and the effect it can have on Sevenoaks buildings are ignored. For example, corroded downspouts will likely suggest that the rainwater goods are at risk. This could then result in damp and mould.

In most cases, drainage problems are usually easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. If not unblocked on a regular basis, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Sevenoaks and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sevenoaks property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Sevenoaks property's general condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Sevenoaks Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Sevenoaks property will include an impartial valuation and a reinstatement cost. To ascertain the correct valuation your chartered surveyor will take into account awareness of the Sevenoaks property market and other considerations about the property for instance: size The RICS surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will draw upon key assumptions such as the ground is not land filled.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation



Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there is an absence of any expensive legal problems for example the possibility of legal enquiries revealing legal issue that might affect value. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local Sevenoaks area conjectures, like connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental problems like busy roads, which will also be factored in.

Damaged Render

What will the Sevenoaks Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered regency detached house in Sevenoaks.

Stucco is really a type of render. Usually stucco is applied to underlying brick hardens to an even finish. The effect is very beautiful and was found on Victorian and Regency buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Sevenoaks Homebuyer Reports sometimes detail defects like trapped water culminating in damp problems

Another example of problems could include sulphate attack from sulphates or salts sucked out of brickwork. Resolving problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.

For a local expert contact AJ BUNTON, 1, Edgar Road, Sevenoaks, TN15 6RT Tel. 01959 522795

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Sevenoaks?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, damp weather and the effect it can have on Sevenoaks buildings are ignored. For example, corroded downspouts will likely suggest that the rainwater goods are at risk. This could then result in damp and mould.

In most cases, drainage problems are usually easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. If not unblocked on a regular basis, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

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