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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.

Surveyor Local has earned hundreds of five star reviews from happy clients.

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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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?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Maidstone

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Maidstone

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Maidstone) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard property such as cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Maidstone

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This report is chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Maidstone and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Maidstone property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Maidstone property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Maidstone House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

Can West Cornwall granite-built properties be a challenge. Are there any major defects that we should be aware of?

From Westwood Ground Limestone to Golconda Dolomitic Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like mould will vary with the particular type of stone. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Maidstone are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Maidstone home and am quite worried that there is a danger of subsidence. Can we expect the Maidstone House Survey to mention this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Maidstone buyers. Specific issues include soil movement. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as keeping standing water on the property in check, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a property proximate to D-shaped Field, Allington Landfill near A20 London Road and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. industrial waste disposal. Thousands of sites affect hundreds of thousands of people in the UK including Maidstone. Concerns include hazardous chemicals. Potential health concerns such as congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Maidstone will flag up structural defects linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will commission conveyancing searches of the British Geological database as well as Maidstone Local Authority and advise you .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Maidstone and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Maidstone property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Maidstone property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Maidstone House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

Can West Cornwall granite-built properties be a challenge. Are there any major defects that we should be aware of?

From Westwood Ground Limestone to Golconda Dolomitic Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like mould will vary with the particular type of stone. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Maidstone are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.



Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Maidstone home and am quite worried that there is a danger of subsidence. Can we expect the Maidstone House Survey to mention this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Maidstone buyers. Specific issues include soil movement. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as keeping standing water on the property in check, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a property proximate to D-shaped Field, Allington Landfill near A20 London Road and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. industrial waste disposal. Thousands of sites affect hundreds of thousands of people in the UK including Maidstone. Concerns include hazardous chemicals. Potential health concerns such as congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Maidstone will flag up structural defects linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will commission conveyancing searches of the British Geological database as well as Maidstone Local Authority and advise you .

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