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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Canterbury

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a home constructed 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 Canterbury

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Canterbury) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. wood frame or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Canterbury

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Canterbury and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Canterbury property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Canterbury property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Canterbury House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented - saying there may be asbestos cement sheets in existence at the property. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks, what are the remedial options and Should I be worried?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials for example wall panelling.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in toilet cistern.

All forms (including white) are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Finding asbestos does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

If discovered, one must be careful not to break the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. Getting rid of asbestos is costly but must be carried out by professionals. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a Canterbury home survey. Your surveyor will note the risk of asbestos and should offer advice.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a house partially constructed Slate. What should we be particularly aware of?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Monks Park Limestone to Broadway Dark Cream Limestone. Defects affecting stone-built houses can vary, algae being relatively common. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Brett Waste Management Ltd, Shelford Landfill Site, Broad Oak Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0PR, quarrying Sand & Gravel, for details. Call 01227 826319 for more information.

House Prices

I would like to acquire a property in Canterbury (CT4). The vendor is asking £276, 925. What things does a Canterbury surveyor consider on a home buyers survey ?

There are many factors that can affect house prices from whether alterations have planning permission to the number of bedrooms in the property. One method is to set against house values recorded in Canterbury for similar properties.

The means house prices registered at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £260, 925, which is £16, 000 less than the amount you are paying. The average factoring in houses and flats was £242, 660. Mariners Farm, Rhodes Minnis, Canterbury, Shepway, Kent, CT4 6XU a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £155, 000 .

An impartial way to get a professional property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as standard. A RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Canterbury and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Canterbury property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Canterbury property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Canterbury House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented - saying there may be asbestos cement sheets in existence at the property. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks, what are the remedial options and Should I be worried?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials for example wall panelling.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in toilet cistern.

All forms (including white) are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Finding asbestos does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

If discovered, one must be careful not to break the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. Getting rid of asbestos is costly but must be carried out by professionals. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a Canterbury home survey. Your surveyor will note the risk of asbestos and should offer advice.



Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a house partially constructed Slate. What should we be particularly aware of?

Britain's geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Monks Park Limestone to Broadway Dark Cream Limestone. Defects affecting stone-built houses can vary, algae being relatively common. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Brett Waste Management Ltd, Shelford Landfill Site, Broad Oak Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0PR, quarrying Sand & Gravel, for details. Call 01227 826319 for more information.

House Prices

I would like to acquire a property in Canterbury (CT4). The vendor is asking £276, 925. What things does a Canterbury surveyor consider on a home buyers survey ?

There are many factors that can affect house prices from whether alterations have planning permission to the number of bedrooms in the property. One method is to set against house values recorded in Canterbury for similar properties.

The means house prices registered at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £260, 925, which is £16, 000 less than the amount you are paying. The average factoring in houses and flats was £242, 660. Mariners Farm, Rhodes Minnis, Canterbury, Shepway, Kent, CT4 6XU a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £155, 000 .

An impartial way to get a professional property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as standard. A RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

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