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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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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Which Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tunbridge Wells

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a home constructed from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tunbridge Wells

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Tunbridge Wells) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tunbridge Wells

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Tunbridge Wells and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Tunbridge Wells property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Tunbridge Wells property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Tunbridge Wells Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that there is a 10mm crack above the windows in the bathroom when we last viewed the flat. What subsidence-related defects will my home survey look into?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. Many homes in Tunbridge Wells are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, as most of the tell-tale signs could quite easily be caused by a number of factors. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor look into the safety of the gas heaters?

The surveyor will visually survey any accessible parts of the system. This will include the location of the meter where relevant, in addition to gas associated fixtures, for instance chimney linings. Gas fittings won't however be taken off. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 obligate landlords to commission appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

Building Surveys on flats 1

Is it worth paying slightly more for a full structural survey when considering a flat ?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed as the Building Survey. You should plump for a RICS Building Survey in relation to the flat mentioned. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a post fifties unmodified flat of normal construction materials and methods. You should be aware of some caveats are integral with a property survey as a qualified RICS surveyor will not be able to (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the fabric of the property or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations. Over and above house surveys, flats typically involve shared parts of the building which cannot always be accessed. and the surveyor can only look at the actual flat the surveyor may also outline information about other areas such as general security. For a more detailed breakdown of Building Surveys and HomeBuyer reports look at here.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Tunbridge Wells and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Tunbridge Wells property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Tunbridge Wells property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Tunbridge Wells Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that there is a 10mm crack above the windows in the bathroom when we last viewed the flat. What subsidence-related defects will my home survey look into?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. Many homes in Tunbridge Wells are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, as most of the tell-tale signs could quite easily be caused by a number of factors. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.



Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor look into the safety of the gas heaters?

The surveyor will visually survey any accessible parts of the system. This will include the location of the meter where relevant, in addition to gas associated fixtures, for instance chimney linings. Gas fittings won't however be taken off. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 obligate landlords to commission appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

Building Surveys on flats 1

Is it worth paying slightly more for a full structural survey when considering a flat ?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed as the Building Survey. You should plump for a RICS Building Survey in relation to the flat mentioned. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a post fifties unmodified flat of normal construction materials and methods. You should be aware of some caveats are integral with a property survey as a qualified RICS surveyor will not be able to (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the fabric of the property or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations. Over and above house surveys, flats typically involve shared parts of the building which cannot always be accessed. and the surveyor can only look at the actual flat the surveyor may also outline information about other areas such as general security. For a more detailed breakdown of Building Surveys and HomeBuyer reports look at here.

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