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Valuation
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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ashford Kent

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ashford Kent

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Ashford Kent) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this option when buying a non standard property such as stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ashford Kent

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Ashford Kent and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Ashford Kent property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations on the property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give a thorough analysis of the Ashford Kent property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Ashford Kent Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Ashford Kent, and can a Ashford Kent property surveyor check water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause floods, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and owning a house in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. It is strongly recommended that proper precautions are taken, before any water damage happens, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect home in Ashford Kent enables the home surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded

before. Also included on Environment Agency's flood risk alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property but are worried about pests. How do we investigate further?

Ashford Kent property are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. This matter should be taken seriously. Evidence may not be easy to find. As an example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. As some vermin can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Ashford Kent, what will 'E2' cover?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are.

One example issue could be patched areas of the roof. As part of Section E, E2 reports on flat and sloped roof issues. These will be checked by the surveyor, provided that access is possible. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Ashford Kent and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Ashford Kent property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations on the property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give a thorough analysis of the Ashford Kent property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Ashford Kent Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Ashford Kent, and can a Ashford Kent property surveyor check water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause floods, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and owning a house in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. It is strongly recommended that proper precautions are taken, before any water damage happens, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect home in Ashford Kent enables the home surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded



before. Also included on Environment Agency's flood risk alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property but are worried about pests. How do we investigate further?

Ashford Kent property are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. This matter should be taken seriously. Evidence may not be easy to find. As an example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. As some vermin can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Ashford Kent, what will 'E2' cover?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are.

One example issue could be patched areas of the roof. As part of Section E, E2 reports on flat and sloped roof issues. These will be checked by the surveyor, provided that access is possible. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report.

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