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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Folkestone

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Folkestone

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Folkestone) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Folkestone

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Folkestone and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Folkestone property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Folkestone property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Folkestone Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Folkestone, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What does a Folkestone house surveyor look for?

Questions like this are often asked of building surveyors by buyers in Folkestone who are aware that property can often hide roofing problems, such as. From sheeting to valley gutters, many parts of the roof and loft should be reported on. Factors like badly installed felting are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a

quote from a Folkestone roofing specialist for the job itself. Speak to Bradford D C of 10 Wingate Rd, Folkestone, CT19 5QE on 01303 259668 for details.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Folkestone building survey check for possible water damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and house buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a home, such as via door frames. Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. The RICS surveyor will usually recommend that the house buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Folkestone surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as professional fees) and what does it include?

Homebuyer Reports include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost. In order to determine the market value the valuer will use experience of property in Folkestone and other factors about the property e.g. size Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and draw upon other assumptions, for example there are no hazardous materials.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further Folkestone assumptions like water and drainage connectivity, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like Folkestone planning proposals (e.g flight path), also being considered.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Folkestone and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Folkestone property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Folkestone property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Folkestone Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Folkestone, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What does a Folkestone house surveyor look for?

Questions like this are often asked of building surveyors by buyers in Folkestone who are aware that property can often hide roofing problems, such as. From sheeting to valley gutters, many parts of the roof and loft should be reported on. Factors like badly installed felting are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a



quote from a Folkestone roofing specialist for the job itself. Speak to Bradford D C of 10 Wingate Rd, Folkestone, CT19 5QE on 01303 259668 for details.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Folkestone building survey check for possible water damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and house buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a home, such as via door frames. Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. The RICS surveyor will usually recommend that the house buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Folkestone surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as professional fees) and what does it include?

Homebuyer Reports include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost. In order to determine the market value the valuer will use experience of property in Folkestone and other factors about the property e.g. size Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and draw upon other assumptions, for example there are no hazardous materials.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further Folkestone assumptions like water and drainage connectivity, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like Folkestone planning proposals (e.g flight path), also being considered.

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