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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there is a danger of dusty asbestos wallpaper concealed in the home. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous substance. Some types are found in the building materials for example insulating board.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in coatings spayed on beams. Technically all forms (including white) are carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If discovered, one must be careful not to displace it and expert advice should be sought immediately. Never attempt to disturb it yourself. Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will mention the risk of asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

For professional advice on asbestos removal, PA Group (UK) Limited, , Swanley, Kent, DA2 may be able to help - Telephone: 0845 474 0172

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report will contain a surveyor valuation and a cost of reinstatement. In order to determine an accurate value estimate your chartered surveyor will pair awareness of the Swanley property market and other considerations relating to the property for instance: square metres Your Swanley surveyor will also consider construction methods and will make certain key assumptions e.g. there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there aren't any impossible to rectify legal issues e.g. no laws are broken by use of property. Advice should be sought from your conveyancer.

Further Swanley conjectures, like services, are made in addition to Swanley environmental concerns like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Swanley property and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. Does a Swanley Building Survey discuss soil composition the report? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property in Swanley can have unwanted consequences. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. 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! There is a real benefit in booking a Swanley surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

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.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there is a danger of dusty asbestos wallpaper concealed in the home. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous substance. Some types are found in the building materials for example insulating board.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in coatings spayed on beams. Technically all forms (including white) are carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If discovered, one must be careful not to displace it and expert advice should be sought immediately. Never attempt to disturb it yourself. Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will mention the risk of asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

For professional advice on asbestos removal, PA Group (UK) Limited, , Swanley, Kent, DA2 may be able to help - Telephone: 0845 474 0172



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report will contain a surveyor valuation and a cost of reinstatement. In order to determine an accurate value estimate your chartered surveyor will pair awareness of the Swanley property market and other considerations relating to the property for instance: square metres Your Swanley surveyor will also consider construction methods and will make certain key assumptions e.g. there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there aren't any impossible to rectify legal issues e.g. no laws are broken by use of property. Advice should be sought from your conveyancer.

Further Swanley conjectures, like services, are made in addition to Swanley environmental concerns like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Swanley property and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. Does a Swanley Building Survey discuss soil composition the report? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property in Swanley can have unwanted consequences. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. 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! There is a real benefit in booking a Swanley surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

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