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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Westerham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property made of standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Westerham

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Westerham) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for non standard property such as architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Westerham

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Westerham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Westerham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Westerham property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Westerham Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

We are in the process of investing in an investment detached property in Westerham (TN16) for around £501, 500. What different issues will your RICS surveyor allow for when estimating house prices in Westerham on a home buyers survey ?

There are many factors that can add to or subtract from house prices for instance the amount of ground rent or whether there are any original features. It is useful to set against prices achieved in Westerham at the same time for similar houses.

The means house prices recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £491, 400, which is £10, 100 less than the asking price. The house/flat average was £466, 824. 2, The Carriage Way, Brasted, Westerham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN16 1JX a detached property sold for £1, 150, 000 .

The best way for you to get an independent home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

A professional qualified RICS surveyor should go to the property in addition to allowing for the myriad of influences that can affect property values.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Westerham?

As a frequent surveyor of local property, I find it strange that the impact wet weather can have on Westerham buildings is ignored. Signs that rainwater goods are worth a closer look include "gushing" gutters, and may lead to cracked foundations and subsidence. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve for a reasonable cost. If left untreated, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the house I expect to lease, the agent said that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit, does a the Westerham surveyor advise the general state of the electrical system?

During a Westerham Building Survey a surveyor will usually comment on the electrical system if it is apparent that they are in a hazardous state of repair. This will include a visual look-over of any uncovered sections of the wiring or fusebox as well as issues like inspecting the nature of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of a sample of switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed will usually form part of the survey in Westerham.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Westerham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Westerham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Westerham property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Westerham Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

We are in the process of investing in an investment detached property in Westerham (TN16) for around £501, 500. What different issues will your RICS surveyor allow for when estimating house prices in Westerham on a home buyers survey ?

There are many factors that can add to or subtract from house prices for instance the amount of ground rent or whether there are any original features. It is useful to set against prices achieved in Westerham at the same time for similar houses.

The means house prices recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £491, 400, which is £10, 100 less than the asking price. The house/flat average was £466, 824. 2, The Carriage Way, Brasted, Westerham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN16 1JX a detached property sold for £1, 150, 000 .



The best way for you to get an independent home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

A professional qualified RICS surveyor should go to the property in addition to allowing for the myriad of influences that can affect property values.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Westerham?

As a frequent surveyor of local property, I find it strange that the impact wet weather can have on Westerham buildings is ignored. Signs that rainwater goods are worth a closer look include "gushing" gutters, and may lead to cracked foundations and subsidence. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve for a reasonable cost. If left untreated, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the house I expect to lease, the agent said that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit, does a the Westerham surveyor advise the general state of the electrical system?

During a Westerham Building Survey a surveyor will usually comment on the electrical system if it is apparent that they are in a hazardous state of repair. This will include a visual look-over of any uncovered sections of the wiring or fusebox as well as issues like inspecting the nature of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of a sample of switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed will usually form part of the survey in Westerham.

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