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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kington

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kington

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Kington) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kington

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring 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 Kington and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Kington property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Kington property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Kington Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

Can Clipsham stone-built homes be problematic. Are there specific defects to bear in mind?

Damp proof course issues can often cause problems for properties in Kington with stone walls. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include staining. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, which may be need of upkeep.

Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Gore Quarry, Walton, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2DL, quarrying Sandstone, for details. Call 01544 230948 for more information.

Gas flame

Does a Kington surveyor look into the condition of the gas mains supply?

Your surveyor will visually check out any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) as part of the survey, as well as gas affiliated fixtures like ventilation of flue (if blocked). Any fittings will not however be removed. Gas can be deadly, should there be any worries about gas or if you smell gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property in Kington but are worried about an infestation. Should we get a property surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Kington property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Kington property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Kington Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

Can Clipsham stone-built homes be problematic. Are there specific defects to bear in mind?

Damp proof course issues can often cause problems for properties in Kington with stone walls. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include staining. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, which may be need of upkeep.



Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Gore Quarry, Walton, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2DL, quarrying Sandstone, for details. Call 01544 230948 for more information.

Gas flame

Does a Kington surveyor look into the condition of the gas mains supply?

Your surveyor will visually check out any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) as part of the survey, as well as gas affiliated fixtures like ventilation of flue (if blocked). Any fittings will not however be removed. Gas can be deadly, should there be any worries about gas or if you smell gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property in Kington but are worried about an infestation. Should we get a property surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.

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