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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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What Home Survey should I select for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tenterden

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a property made of conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tenterden

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Tenterden) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for non standard e.g. stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tenterden

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Tenterden and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Tenterden property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Tenterden property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Tenterden Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder mentioned subsidence could be worth checking. How could this affect the property, and what can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience some minor cracking. New buildings in Tenterden and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. Many homes in Tenterden are constructed from a range of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is drawn out of the soil by shrubs and trees. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Tenterden. What aspects of the roofing will be considered?

Tenterden properties with no other major issues can still be subject to problems like sagging beams. Any part of the roof or loft, such as collar beams, ought to be checked. The building surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Expensive quotes for roofing jobs (such as repairing a bowing truss) 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 quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Contact Atile Roofing Contractors of 25 The St, Wittersham, Tenterden, TN30 7EA on 07786 455103 to request a quote.

Chimney stacks

On a Tenterden HomeBuyer Report what does 'E1' refer to?

One example would be no chimney liner. Potential defects covered by Section E should be examined where appropriate. An apartment may not need such an inspection.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give home buyers in Tenterden a clear understanding of the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Tenterden and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Tenterden property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Tenterden property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Tenterden Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder mentioned subsidence could be worth checking. How could this affect the property, and what can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience some minor cracking. New buildings in Tenterden and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. Many homes in Tenterden are constructed from a range of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is drawn out of the soil by shrubs and trees. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.



Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Tenterden. What aspects of the roofing will be considered?

Tenterden properties with no other major issues can still be subject to problems like sagging beams. Any part of the roof or loft, such as collar beams, ought to be checked. The building surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Expensive quotes for roofing jobs (such as repairing a bowing truss) 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 quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Contact Atile Roofing Contractors of 25 The St, Wittersham, Tenterden, TN30 7EA on 07786 455103 to request a quote.

Chimney stacks

On a Tenterden HomeBuyer Report what does 'E1' refer to?

One example would be no chimney liner. Potential defects covered by Section E should be examined where appropriate. An apartment may not need such an inspection.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give home buyers in Tenterden a clear understanding of the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

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