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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.

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  • 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.

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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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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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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Gillingham

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property built from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Gillingham

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Gillingham) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Gillingham

    This is an impartial valuation . It is chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • HomeBuyer Report
    Gillingham Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7

  • Building Survey
    Beresford Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7

Home Buyers Survey Gillingham

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Gillingham and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Gillingham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Gillingham property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Gillingham House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will a local surveyor examine the condition or the safety of the gas appliances?

The chartered surveyor will visually examine any accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the location of the meter as part of the survey, as well as gas related fixtures like chimney linings. Fittings will not however be undone. The gas system will not be tested at all. Needless to say, gas is potentially fatal and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Gillingham include Richard James Elvin of 165, Fort Pitt Street, Chatham, Kent Tel. 07979640096 and Star Base UK Ltd of 34 Woodrush Place, St. Marys Island, Chatham, Kent Tel. 07831344609.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations obligate landlords to commission appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties are harsh .

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould brings up bad memories for us. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What should we do about roof repairs?

Property in and around Gillingham with no other major issues may be exposed to damage to the roof. From ceiling joists to rafters, the whole roof must be reviewed, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Gillingham, but it is a health and safety necessity. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a contractor in Gillingham for the job itself. Call SML Roofing & General Builders of 11 Thorold Rd, Chatham, ME5 7EA on 07714 199030 to request an estimate.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect said there may be a risk of brown asbestos ceiling boards situated in the flat. What is asbestos, what are the risks and will the home survey inspect it?

Asbestos is a noxious silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials including garage roofs.

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

All forms (including white) are ultimately deadly and may 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 displace it. Professional advice must be taken ASAP. You should never try to handle it yourself. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a Gillingham home survey. However, surveyors will note the risk of asbestos and will advise accordingly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Gillingham and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Gillingham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Gillingham property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Gillingham House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will a local surveyor examine the condition or the safety of the gas appliances?

The chartered surveyor will visually examine any accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the location of the meter as part of the survey, as well as gas related fixtures like chimney linings. Fittings will not however be undone. The gas system will not be tested at all. Needless to say, gas is potentially fatal and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Gillingham include Richard James Elvin of 165, Fort Pitt Street, Chatham, Kent Tel. 07979640096 and Star Base UK Ltd of 34 Woodrush Place, St. Marys Island, Chatham, Kent Tel. 07831344609.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations obligate landlords to commission appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties are harsh .



Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould brings up bad memories for us. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What should we do about roof repairs?

Property in and around Gillingham with no other major issues may be exposed to damage to the roof. From ceiling joists to rafters, the whole roof must be reviewed, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Gillingham, but it is a health and safety necessity. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a contractor in Gillingham for the job itself. Call SML Roofing & General Builders of 11 Thorold Rd, Chatham, ME5 7EA on 07714 199030 to request an estimate.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect said there may be a risk of brown asbestos ceiling boards situated in the flat. What is asbestos, what are the risks and will the home survey inspect it?

Asbestos is a noxious silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials including garage roofs.

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

All forms (including white) are ultimately deadly and may 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 displace it. Professional advice must be taken ASAP. You should never try to handle it yourself. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a Gillingham home survey. However, surveyors will note the risk of asbestos and will advise accordingly.

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