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We work with RICS qualified surveyors around the country who offer high quality property surveys at a great price. Surveyor Local gives you piece of mind about your future property, and offers RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Property Valuations.

The surveyor who produces your report will be local to you with local knowledge of the area.

  • RICS qualified surveyor
  • Can help you negotiate on the property price
  • Thorough and accurate report
  • 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.

Surveyor Local only works with surveyors regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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

Surveyor Local has earned hundreds of five star reviews from happy clients.

All Surveyor Local's surveyors are independent and not linked to any mortgage lenders.

Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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Home Buyers Survey
in Cranbrook

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  • RICS surveyors in Cranbrook
From £225
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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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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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Which Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cranbrook

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cranbrook

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Cranbrook) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional such as thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cranbrook

    This is an independent valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
in Cranbrook

  • Building Survey
    Daintons Cottages, Cranbrook Road, Hawkhurst, Cranbrook, Kent, TN18

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Westfield Terrace, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Cranbrook and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cranbrook property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Cranbrook property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Cranbrook Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found cracks across the render on the outside walls, is this subsidence? What subsidence-related defects will my house survey reveal?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and the plant stops drawing moisture from the earth.

Cracks are an obvious sign of subsidence, though they could be nothing to worry about. In extreme temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, 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. Specialist geological and

drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned that there could be asbestos boards around radiators concealed in the house. What is asbestos, is it hazardous, can it be removed and What should we do?

Asbestos is a noxious material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials e.g. fire blankets.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in walls. Technically all forms are potentially deadly and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to break the asbestos and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible. Getting rid of asbestos can be expensive but absolutely must be completed by experts.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will note possible asbestos and should inform you of the options.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the house we are meaning to acquire it looked like there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; will the Cranbrook surveyor advise on any faults with the electrics?

During a Cranbrook Home Buyers Survey the home surveyor should remark on the state of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a poor state of repair.

This should include a non invasive check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of exposed areas of the wiring in addition to areas e.g. ascertaining the category of electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. .

Examining the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Cranbrook and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cranbrook property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Cranbrook property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Cranbrook Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found cracks across the render on the outside walls, is this subsidence? What subsidence-related defects will my house survey reveal?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and the plant stops drawing moisture from the earth.

Cracks are an obvious sign of subsidence, though they could be nothing to worry about. In extreme temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, 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. Specialist geological and



drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned that there could be asbestos boards around radiators concealed in the house. What is asbestos, is it hazardous, can it be removed and What should we do?

Asbestos is a noxious material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials e.g. fire blankets.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in walls. Technically all forms are potentially deadly and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to break the asbestos and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible. Getting rid of asbestos can be expensive but absolutely must be completed by experts.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will note possible asbestos and should inform you of the options.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the house we are meaning to acquire it looked like there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; will the Cranbrook surveyor advise on any faults with the electrics?

During a Cranbrook Home Buyers Survey the home surveyor should remark on the state of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a poor state of repair.

This should include a non invasive check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of exposed areas of the wiring in addition to areas e.g. ascertaining the category of electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. .

Examining the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

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