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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Westgate on Sea

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Westgate on Sea

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Westgate on Sea) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example cellared houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Westgate on Sea

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Westgate on Sea and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Westgate on Sea property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Westgate on Sea property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Westgate on Sea Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

One of the neighbours said that the had been a problem with leaks in the roof - What aspects of the roofing will be reported on when the survey is performed?

Westgate on Sea homes with no other major issues can still be subject to roofing problems, such as. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from parapet walls to fascias, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as replacing rotten rafters or soffits) 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 Westgate on Sea roofing contractor with professional accreditation should be able to assist with a quote. Contact B & B Roofing of 17 Mutrix Rd, Margate, CT9 5JL on 01843 833923 for a quote.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will vermin affect the purchase price of a building. Should we get a house surveyor?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Westgate on Sea property may not be raised during the conveyancing. Evidence may not be easy to find, a moth infestation may not be found for months after purchase, and even if treated, may never be fully eradicated. As some infestations can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If you believe wasps, or any pest, may be present, request that your home surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco coated house in Westgate on Sea that I wish to buy.

Stucco is just a smooth and flat render. Typically stucco render is layered over underlying red brick to form a smooth and even finish. The finish is highly appealing and is often found on Regency properties. The composition is similar to plaster in its nature. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to animal fibres to stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors can reveal any number of problems for example trapped water culminating in problems with damp which need attention

Another example of problems may be when the render has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Remedying problems with stucco may be expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Westgate on Sea and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Westgate on Sea property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Westgate on Sea property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Westgate on Sea Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

One of the neighbours said that the had been a problem with leaks in the roof - What aspects of the roofing will be reported on when the survey is performed?

Westgate on Sea homes with no other major issues can still be subject to roofing problems, such as. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from parapet walls to fascias, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as replacing rotten rafters or soffits) 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 Westgate on Sea roofing contractor with professional accreditation should be able to assist with a quote. Contact B & B Roofing of 17 Mutrix Rd, Margate, CT9 5JL on 01843 833923 for a quote.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will vermin affect the purchase price of a building. Should we get a house surveyor?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Westgate on Sea property may not be raised during the conveyancing. Evidence may not be easy to find, a moth infestation may not be found for months after purchase, and even if treated, may never be fully eradicated. As some infestations can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If you believe wasps, or any pest, may be present, request that your home surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco coated house in Westgate on Sea that I wish to buy.

Stucco is just a smooth and flat render. Typically stucco render is layered over underlying red brick to form a smooth and even finish. The finish is highly appealing and is often found on Regency properties. The composition is similar to plaster in its nature. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to animal fibres to stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors can reveal any number of problems for example trapped water culminating in problems with damp which need attention

Another example of problems may be when the render has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Remedying problems with stucco may be expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

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