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  • 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.

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

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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 is the right choice for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Isle of Sheppey

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a home made of conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Isle of Sheppey

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Isle of Sheppey) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for unconventional e.g. thatched or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Isle of Sheppey

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Isle of Sheppey and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Isle of Sheppey property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Isle of Sheppey property's state of repair as well as information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Isle of Sheppey Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Isle of Sheppey builder has said subsidence is an issue affecting the flat. What subsidence information does the Isle of Sheppey property survey include?

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. A builder should return to a new house after time has passed so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

In clay soil regions, a dry spell will lower the water table. This dries out and shrinks the clay, straining the foundations of the home and which causes subsidence. In severe weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. 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. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Gas flame

Will the qualified RICS surveyor go into detail on the safety of the gas heaters?

A will visually check the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) at the home, as well as gas related gas fittings in the home, for instance balanced flues. Your Isle of Sheppey surveyor will not remove the fittings and he or she won't do any tests on the gas system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially dangerous, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a house next to a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. hazardous refuse. Nobody would want to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include heavy metals .

Isle of Sheppey surveyors will flag up any structural defects resulting from the site. Your lawyer will commission environmental searches of the Landmark database in addition to Swale Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Isle of Sheppey and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Isle of Sheppey property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Isle of Sheppey property's state of repair as well as information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Isle of Sheppey Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Isle of Sheppey builder has said subsidence is an issue affecting the flat. What subsidence information does the Isle of Sheppey property survey include?

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. A builder should return to a new house after time has passed so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

In clay soil regions, a dry spell will lower the water table. This dries out and shrinks the clay, straining the foundations of the home and which causes subsidence. In severe weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.



Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. 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. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Gas flame

Will the qualified RICS surveyor go into detail on the safety of the gas heaters?

A will visually check the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) at the home, as well as gas related gas fittings in the home, for instance balanced flues. Your Isle of Sheppey surveyor will not remove the fittings and he or she won't do any tests on the gas system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially dangerous, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a house next to a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. hazardous refuse. Nobody would want to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include heavy metals .

Isle of Sheppey surveyors will flag up any structural defects resulting from the site. Your lawyer will commission environmental searches of the Landmark database in addition to Swale Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

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