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  • Clear traffic-light ratings for all aspects of the property
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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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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 Survey should I select for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bearsted

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home built from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bearsted

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bearsted) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional such as mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bearsted

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Bearsted and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Bearsted property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Bearsted property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Bearsted property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Bearsted Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is damp weather an issue in Bearsted?

Both in Bearsted, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact heavy rain can have on property is rarely considered properly. If you have investigated the house you are buying in the Summer, issues may have been hidden. Blocked rainwater goods can result in a damp or flooded cellar.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix. If not maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Building Surveys on houses

Can you please explain the justification for conducting the full structural survey when considering a dilapidated mid terrace bungalow in Bearsted as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Although recurrently and incorrectly described as Structural Surveys by many they have actually been reclassified by RICS as Building Surveys If you are buying an unusual house, for example an older house in Bearsted - this is the correct RICS survey to opt for. The HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail if investigating a mid 20th century of later Bearsted property of conventional construction materials. Subsequent to a thorough site survey of the accessible parts of the house, a formal written report will be dispatched to the client running through any critical professional advice in relation to the condition of the building.

There are certain limitations with any residential survey as a qualified surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Bearsted house - such as removing secured hatches. The following article for more about the differences between surveys.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Bearsted has been worth checking. What are the risks, and what subsidence-related defects will my HomeBuyer Report look into?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and its roots cease absorbing moisture from the ground.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Bearsted and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Bearsted property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Bearsted property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Bearsted property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Bearsted Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is damp weather an issue in Bearsted?

Both in Bearsted, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact heavy rain can have on property is rarely considered properly. If you have investigated the house you are buying in the Summer, issues may have been hidden. Blocked rainwater goods can result in a damp or flooded cellar.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix. If not maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Building Surveys on houses


Can you please explain the justification for conducting the full structural survey when considering a dilapidated mid terrace bungalow in Bearsted as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Although recurrently and incorrectly described as Structural Surveys by many they have actually been reclassified by RICS as Building Surveys If you are buying an unusual house, for example an older house in Bearsted - this is the correct RICS survey to opt for. The HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail if investigating a mid 20th century of later Bearsted property of conventional construction materials. Subsequent to a thorough site survey of the accessible parts of the house, a formal written report will be dispatched to the client running through any critical professional advice in relation to the condition of the building.

There are certain limitations with any residential survey as a qualified surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Bearsted house - such as removing secured hatches. The following article for more about the differences between surveys.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Bearsted has been worth checking. What are the risks, and what subsidence-related defects will my HomeBuyer Report look into?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and its roots cease absorbing moisture from the ground.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

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