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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 Survey do I need for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kidbrooke

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property constructed from standard building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kidbrooke

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Kidbrooke) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard , for example timber wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kidbrooke

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Kidbrooke and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Kidbrooke property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the Kidbrooke property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Kidbrooke House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a retaining wall) and what will it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and a rebuilding cost. To estimate an accurate value estimate the surveyor will use area knowledge as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. general condition The RICS surveyor will also consider construction type and draw upon other assumptions e.g. there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings.

Additional local Kidbrooke area assumptions like services, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like mining activity, also being considered.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed that the basement floor dipped in one corner when we last viewed the apartment. What subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience some minor cracking. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water can collect in the ground, which causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a plaster, as a result of settlement. In severe conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however. Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect will wet weather have on our new home in Kidbrooke? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Climate change is regularly in the news. However rainfall and the effect it can have on Kidbrooke buildings are usually overlooked. One indication that rainwater goods are blocked is streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. This can lead to rising damp.

Whether buying in Kidbrooke or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Kidbrooke and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Kidbrooke property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the Kidbrooke property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Kidbrooke House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a retaining wall) and what will it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and a rebuilding cost. To estimate an accurate value estimate the surveyor will use area knowledge as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. general condition The RICS surveyor will also consider construction type and draw upon other assumptions e.g. there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings.

Additional local Kidbrooke area assumptions like services, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like mining activity, also being considered.



A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed that the basement floor dipped in one corner when we last viewed the apartment. What subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience some minor cracking. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water can collect in the ground, which causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a plaster, as a result of settlement. In severe conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however. Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect will wet weather have on our new home in Kidbrooke? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Climate change is regularly in the news. However rainfall and the effect it can have on Kidbrooke buildings are usually overlooked. One indication that rainwater goods are blocked is streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. This can lead to rising damp.

Whether buying in Kidbrooke or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

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