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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Swanley

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a home built from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Swanley

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Swanley) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for non standard e.g. stone slab roof or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Swanley

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Swanley and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Swanley property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Swanley property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Swanley Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

Is £313, 763 in the right ball park amount to buy a detached house in Swanley in DA4 for and what things does the qualified surveyor take into account when calculating house prices in Swanley ?

There is a near endless list of things which could positively or negatively affect house prices e.g. local noise sources or issues with drainage. It can help to benchmark prices house values achieved in the area for similar properties.

This means house prices recorded between July and October in 2012 was £296, 963, which is £16, 800 less than the amount you are intending to pay. The average factoring in houses and flats was £283, 106. 25, Heathwood Gardens, Swanley, Sevenoaks, Kent, BR8 7HL a detached house sold for £282, 450 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an impartial home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) by default. A RICS chartered surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

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Does a RICS surveyor examine the state of repair of the gas mains supply?

The qualified RICS surveyor will visually examine any easily accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as the gas pipe route for example, in addition to gas associated installations, for instance ventilation of flue (if blocked). The fittings will not be detached. Needless to say, gas can be unsafe and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Swanley based gas engineers include North West Kent Gas & Heating Engineers of 21A Main Road, Hextable, Swanley, Kent Tel. 07717565415 and Mr Simon Barber t/a Premier Plumbing & Heating Services of 1 Seven Acres, Crockenhill, Swanley, Kent Tel. 02084621637.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we get a full structural survey before investing in a poor condition fifties home in Swanley?

Full Structural Surveys are now dubbed Building Surveys. If you are intending to buy an altered Swanley property such as an older house, this is the right survey. This type of survey should outline thorough and crucial professional advice on the buildings standard of construction and repair as well as any maintenance needs after a thorough inspection of the accessible parts of the house.

. Permanent outside buildings will also be looked at during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Swanley and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Swanley property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Swanley property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Swanley Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

Is £313, 763 in the right ball park amount to buy a detached house in Swanley in DA4 for and what things does the qualified surveyor take into account when calculating house prices in Swanley ?

There is a near endless list of things which could positively or negatively affect house prices e.g. local noise sources or issues with drainage. It can help to benchmark prices house values achieved in the area for similar properties.

This means house prices recorded between July and October in 2012 was £296, 963, which is £16, 800 less than the amount you are intending to pay. The average factoring in houses and flats was £283, 106. 25, Heathwood Gardens, Swanley, Sevenoaks, Kent, BR8 7HL a detached house sold for £282, 450 .



The most accurate way for home buyers to get an impartial home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) by default. A RICS chartered surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor examine the state of repair of the gas mains supply?

The qualified RICS surveyor will visually examine any easily accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as the gas pipe route for example, in addition to gas associated installations, for instance ventilation of flue (if blocked). The fittings will not be detached. Needless to say, gas can be unsafe and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Swanley based gas engineers include North West Kent Gas & Heating Engineers of 21A Main Road, Hextable, Swanley, Kent Tel. 07717565415 and Mr Simon Barber t/a Premier Plumbing & Heating Services of 1 Seven Acres, Crockenhill, Swanley, Kent Tel. 02084621637.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we get a full structural survey before investing in a poor condition fifties home in Swanley?

Full Structural Surveys are now dubbed Building Surveys. If you are intending to buy an altered Swanley property such as an older house, this is the right survey. This type of survey should outline thorough and crucial professional advice on the buildings standard of construction and repair as well as any maintenance needs after a thorough inspection of the accessible parts of the house.

. Permanent outside buildings will also be looked at during the survey.

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