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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.

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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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Valuation
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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hawkhurst

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a home made of standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hawkhurst

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Hawkhurst) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this survey when buying a non standard e.g. stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hawkhurst

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • HomeBuyer Report
    Belgrave Cottages, Woodbury Road, Hawkhurst, Kent, TN18

  • Building Survey
    The Chantry, The Moor, Hawkhurst, Cranbrook Kent, TN18

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Hawkhurst and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Hawkhurst property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give a thorough analysis of the Hawkhurst property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Hawkhurst Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

I want to purchase a detached house in Hawkhurst (TN18) for an asking price of £382, 833. What considerations will a Hawkhurst RICS chartered surveyor consider on a Home Survey ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on property values from kerb appeal to the modernity of the kitchen. As an indicator, one can try to analyse values achieved in Hawkhurst at the same time for similar properties.

The average house price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £354, 233, which is £28, 600 less than the amount being asked. School View, Western Road, Hawkhurst, Cranbrook, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN18 4BP a detached property was purchased for £285, 000 .

The most accurate way to get an accurate property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as part of the service. A local surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

The qualified RICS surveyor will always go to the property in addition to allowing for the multiple variables affecting property values.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor take into account on a stucco rendered Victorian house in Hawkhurst that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually a form of render. Typically stucco is applied to underlying red brick hardens to form a smooth stone like surface. Stucco is highly appealing and is was often applied to Victorian buildings. It can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a grid underneath to help stop cracks. it can be problematic and Hawkhurst Home Buyers Suveys can show any number of problems which might include trapped moisture resulting in problems with damp requiring costly repairs. Other issues might involve sulphate attack from sulphates derived from wet underlying brickwork. Fixing problems with stucco can be expensive as craftsmen are getting rarer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey examine?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement will often occur in recently built houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and its roots cease absorbing moisture from the ground.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. In severe weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Hawkhurst and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Hawkhurst property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give a thorough analysis of the Hawkhurst property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Hawkhurst Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

I want to purchase a detached house in Hawkhurst (TN18) for an asking price of £382, 833. What considerations will a Hawkhurst RICS chartered surveyor consider on a Home Survey ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on property values from kerb appeal to the modernity of the kitchen. As an indicator, one can try to analyse values achieved in Hawkhurst at the same time for similar properties.

The average house price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £354, 233, which is £28, 600 less than the amount being asked. School View, Western Road, Hawkhurst, Cranbrook, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN18 4BP a detached property was purchased for £285, 000 .

The most accurate way to get an accurate property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as part of the service. A local surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

The qualified RICS surveyor will always go to the property in addition to allowing for the multiple variables affecting property values.



Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor take into account on a stucco rendered Victorian house in Hawkhurst that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually a form of render. Typically stucco is applied to underlying red brick hardens to form a smooth stone like surface. Stucco is highly appealing and is was often applied to Victorian buildings. It can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a grid underneath to help stop cracks. it can be problematic and Hawkhurst Home Buyers Suveys can show any number of problems which might include trapped moisture resulting in problems with damp requiring costly repairs. Other issues might involve sulphate attack from sulphates derived from wet underlying brickwork. Fixing problems with stucco can be expensive as craftsmen are getting rarer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey examine?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement will often occur in recently built houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree and its roots cease absorbing moisture from the ground.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and start to slip downhill. In severe weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

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