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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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Wickham

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a property made of standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Wickham

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in West Wickham) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard property such as timber wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Wickham

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • HomeBuyer Report
    Oak Grove, West Wickham BR4

  • Building Survey
    Keswick Road, West Wickham, Kent, BR4

Home Buyers Survey West Wickham

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in West Wickham and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the West Wickham property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the West Wickham property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a West Wickham House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the unmodernised property we are planning to purchase it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system; does West Wickham survey write anything on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a West Wickham Building Survey a qualified surveyor will mention the condition of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a dangerous state.

This will include a general view of exposed areas of the wiring as well as things like verifying the category of the electrical fittings in shower rooms or reporting on the condition of any visible

wiring a sample of light fittings. Inspecting any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to upgrade to a full structural survey when acquiring a substantially modified fifties townhouse near West Wickham as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Recurrently referred to as a Full Structural Survey by some, it is now defunct and and this most technical survey has been reclassified by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. Plump for a Building Survey if you are planning to buy the house described. A HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a 60 year old or less unmodified house of typical building materials.

There are a few limitations exist with the survey as a surveyor is not able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the structure of the house nor can he/she assess safety of gas sources.

Traditionally built property

We are buying an older property in West Wickham. What impact will the house's age have on regular maintenance?

Some buyers have considered buying a unique or characterful property. Use of traditional methods, however, can sometimes be an issue, and West Wickham property built using traditional methods can be a chore to repair. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed buildings. If the property you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your RICS surveyor for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in West Wickham and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the West Wickham property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the West Wickham property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a West Wickham House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the unmodernised property we are planning to purchase it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system; does West Wickham survey write anything on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a West Wickham Building Survey a qualified surveyor will mention the condition of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a dangerous state.

This will include a general view of exposed areas of the wiring as well as things like verifying the category of the electrical fittings in shower rooms or reporting on the condition of any visible



wiring a sample of light fittings. Inspecting any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to upgrade to a full structural survey when acquiring a substantially modified fifties townhouse near West Wickham as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Recurrently referred to as a Full Structural Survey by some, it is now defunct and and this most technical survey has been reclassified by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. Plump for a Building Survey if you are planning to buy the house described. A HomeBuyer Report is all you really need for a 60 year old or less unmodified house of typical building materials.

There are a few limitations exist with the survey as a surveyor is not able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the structure of the house nor can he/she assess safety of gas sources.

Traditionally built property

We are buying an older property in West Wickham. What impact will the house's age have on regular maintenance?

Some buyers have considered buying a unique or characterful property. Use of traditional methods, however, can sometimes be an issue, and West Wickham property built using traditional methods can be a chore to repair. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed buildings. If the property you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your RICS surveyor for more information.

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