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Valuation
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Valuation
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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in East Barming

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in East Barming

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in East Barming) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example granite wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in East Barming

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in East Barming and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the East Barming property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension on the East Barming property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does give a more detailed analysis of the East Barming property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant East Barming Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What advice would a property surveyor in East Barming give for residences constructed with Dutch bond brick?

Brick-walled homes in East Barming can suffer from both minor and serious issues, such as erosion. An especially severe issue is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. GTB (Northwest) Ltd at 55 Market St, Wirral, CH47 2BQ should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 0151-633 2112.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks. The consequences of amateur repairs can

either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about vermin in the home in East Barming we plan to buy. What can we do?

Pests like woodworm may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in East Barming. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Remedies to pests can include removal of infected furniture.RICS guidelines on the issue of infestations are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your East Barming surveyor.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could heavy rain have on a East Barming property? Also, if there is damage, will they be costly to fix?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact heavy rainfall can have on homes is rarely paid due attention by house purchasers. If you have investigated the residence in warm weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. Blocked rainwater goods can result in water damage.

The good news is that these defects are generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in East Barming and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the East Barming property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension on the East Barming property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does give a more detailed analysis of the East Barming property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant East Barming Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What advice would a property surveyor in East Barming give for residences constructed with Dutch bond brick?

Brick-walled homes in East Barming can suffer from both minor and serious issues, such as erosion. An especially severe issue is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. GTB (Northwest) Ltd at 55 Market St, Wirral, CH47 2BQ should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 0151-633 2112.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks. The consequences of amateur repairs can



either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about vermin in the home in East Barming we plan to buy. What can we do?

Pests like woodworm may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in East Barming. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Remedies to pests can include removal of infected furniture.RICS guidelines on the issue of infestations are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your East Barming surveyor.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could heavy rain have on a East Barming property? Also, if there is damage, will they be costly to fix?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact heavy rainfall can have on homes is rarely paid due attention by house purchasers. If you have investigated the residence in warm weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. Blocked rainwater goods can result in water damage.

The good news is that these defects are generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

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