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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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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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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Building Survey
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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kent

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kent

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Kent) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard e.g. cellared or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kent

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Kent and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Kent property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer comprehensive details of the Kent property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Kent House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

I am buying an old converted cow-house. Will the property's age be an issue?

Many buyers plan to buy property with real personality. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can create issues for homeowners. Kent property built using traditional methods can be expensive to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for listed buildings, Materials suitable for the work may be required. If you have doubts, speak to your building surveyor for more information. Built between 1476 and 1477, 75/9 High Street is an example of a traditional hall house in Edenbridge.

External walls

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Kent house what does a green light rating mean for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

In Kent, examples include the bowing or leaning of external, non-structural walls. The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent each defect requires attention. A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the Kent house being surveyed does not need urgent attention. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as professional fees)

The Homebuyer Report contains a RICS qualified surveyor valuation as well as a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. To be able to determine the market value your surveyor will take into account experience of property in Kent as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. size The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use other assumptions, for example there being no serious defects.

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

Additional local Kent area conjectures, such as use of communal facilities or the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant local environmental concerns like brine mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Kent and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Kent property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer comprehensive details of the Kent property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Kent House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

I am buying an old converted cow-house. Will the property's age be an issue?

Many buyers plan to buy property with real personality. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can create issues for homeowners. Kent property built using traditional methods can be expensive to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for listed buildings, Materials suitable for the work may be required. If you have doubts, speak to your building surveyor for more information. Built between 1476 and 1477, 75/9 High Street is an example of a traditional hall house in Edenbridge.



External walls

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Kent house what does a green light rating mean for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

In Kent, examples include the bowing or leaning of external, non-structural walls. The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent each defect requires attention. A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the Kent house being surveyed does not need urgent attention. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as professional fees)

The Homebuyer Report contains a RICS qualified surveyor valuation as well as a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. To be able to determine the market value your surveyor will take into account experience of property in Kent as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. size The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use other assumptions, for example there being no serious defects.

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

Additional local Kent area conjectures, such as use of communal facilities or the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant local environmental concerns like brine mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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