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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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Do you need a Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sheerness

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property built from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sheerness

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Sheerness) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. stone wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sheerness

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Sheerness and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

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

If you intend to do any an extension on the Sheerness property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Sheerness property's condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Sheerness House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould caused problems at our old property. What will our building surveyor in Sheerness look into during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of RICS surveyors by home buyers who are aware that property will suffer roof maintenance problems, such as incorrectly applied waterproofing. Any part of the roof or loft, such as tie beams, ought to be checked. Difficulties can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Expensive quotes for roofing jobs (such as wholesale replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A local contractor can provide an estimate.

Window frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact can a Condition rating 2 have on windows?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. Red, amber and green ratings give buyers indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed. For a Sheerness house or flat, one issue is deformation to a doorway or window frame. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can create problems for properties in Sheerness. Will the Building Survey consider this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects, with subsidence being a common example. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Sheerness and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

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

If you intend to do any an extension on the Sheerness property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Sheerness property's condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Sheerness House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould caused problems at our old property. What will our building surveyor in Sheerness look into during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of RICS surveyors by home buyers who are aware that property will suffer roof maintenance problems, such as incorrectly applied waterproofing. Any part of the roof or loft, such as tie beams, ought to be checked. Difficulties can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Expensive quotes for roofing jobs (such as wholesale replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A local contractor can provide an estimate.



Window frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact can a Condition rating 2 have on windows?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. Red, amber and green ratings give buyers indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed. For a Sheerness house or flat, one issue is deformation to a doorway or window frame. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can create problems for properties in Sheerness. Will the Building Survey consider this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects, with subsidence being a common example. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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