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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.

Building Surveys on flats 1

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new title and is now named a Building Survey. Commission the Building Survey for this flat. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough if buying a post fifties Westerham flat of conventional construction materials and methods.

. Additionally flats, by their very nature, mean the whole building cant easily be inspected, and your appointed surveyor will only investigate the area within identifiable boundary of the flat,, although he may go into detail about shared parts of the property like commonly accessible roof spaces.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated Victorian home in Westerham that I wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact smooth type of solid render. Commonly it is layered over brick that sets to a very smooth surface. It is highly appealing and is often found on Victorian and Regency buildings. It is similar to plaster. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors frequently reveal any number of problems e.g. when it is exposed to on-going weathering which becomes saturated and prone to frost damage. Other issues may result from the supporting heavy loads above such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Resolving Stucco problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting rarer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder mentioned subsidence could be a concern impacting the flat. What options are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high sand content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. In severe weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

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.

Building Surveys on flats 1

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new title and is now named a Building Survey. Commission the Building Survey for this flat. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough if buying a post fifties Westerham flat of conventional construction materials and methods.

. Additionally flats, by their very nature, mean the whole building cant easily be inspected, and your appointed surveyor will only investigate the area within identifiable boundary of the flat,, although he may go into detail about shared parts of the property like commonly accessible roof spaces.



Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated Victorian home in Westerham that I wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact smooth type of solid render. Commonly it is layered over brick that sets to a very smooth surface. It is highly appealing and is often found on Victorian and Regency buildings. It is similar to plaster. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors frequently reveal any number of problems e.g. when it is exposed to on-going weathering which becomes saturated and prone to frost damage. Other issues may result from the supporting heavy loads above such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Resolving Stucco problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting rarer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder mentioned subsidence could be a concern impacting the flat. What options are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high sand content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. In severe weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

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