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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sittingbourne

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sittingbourne

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Sittingbourne) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard , for example wychert houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sittingbourne

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Sittingbourne and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Sittingbourne property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, 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, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Sittingbourne property's condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

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

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a cottage constructed Ham Hill stone. Are there specific issues to consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of buildings. Issues including delaminated render affect many stone-walled buildings. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Sittingbourne are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Repair advice often includes repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Claxfield East Quarry, Teynham, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 3TN for details. Call 01795 421069 for more information.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a maisonette in Sittingbourne, does the chartered surveyor inquire into water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flooding damage, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and the value of a home in an at-risk area may be impacted. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. In addition, the HomeBuyer Report may advise on needed maintenance.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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the Sittingbourne property we're buying, but we are not certain. What should we do?

Houses are not usually impacted by serious cases of infestations, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Treatment for pest problems may include traps or removal of infected furniture.RICS guidelines on the issue of infestations are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your RICS surveyor.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Sittingbourne and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Sittingbourne property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, 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, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Sittingbourne property's condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

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

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a cottage constructed Ham Hill stone. Are there specific issues to consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of buildings. Issues including delaminated render affect many stone-walled buildings. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Sittingbourne are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Repair advice often includes repointing mortar with a suitable material.



Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Claxfield East Quarry, Teynham, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 3TN for details. Call 01795 421069 for more information.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a maisonette in Sittingbourne, does the chartered surveyor inquire into water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flooding damage, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and the value of a home in an at-risk area may be impacted. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. In addition, the HomeBuyer Report may advise on needed maintenance.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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the Sittingbourne property we're buying, but we are not certain. What should we do?

Houses are not usually impacted by serious cases of infestations, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Treatment for pest problems may include traps or removal of infected furniture.RICS guidelines on the issue of infestations are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your RICS surveyor.

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