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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.

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  • 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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  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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Which Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Queenborough

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Queenborough

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Queenborough) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this option when buying a non standard e.g. wood frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Queenborough

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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    High Street, ME12

  • Full Structural Survey
    Coronation Road, Sheerness, ME12

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Queenborough and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Queenborough property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Queenborough property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Queenborough Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a house in Queenborough and saw that there is a 16mm gap between the sitting room wall and the door frame. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor inspect?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. For example, water leaking from a collapsed drainage will wash soil away from the foundations. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. In extreme temperatures, 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. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the house we're buying, but we are not certain - What advice should we get?

Pests like cockroaches may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Queenborough. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Remedies to vermin can include insecticides and removal of infected furniture.RICS guidelines on the issue of pests are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your Queenborough surveyor.

English Heritage

We are buying a building near Queenborough Castle , will this affect the property's value?

Queenborough Castle is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance often enhance the desirability of an area. The surveyor will include many local and regional factors when carrying out the home buyers survey in Queenborough. See the English Heritage website for more information on Queenborough Castle.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Queenborough and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Queenborough property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Queenborough property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Queenborough Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a house in Queenborough and saw that there is a 16mm gap between the sitting room wall and the door frame. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor inspect?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. For example, water leaking from a collapsed drainage will wash soil away from the foundations. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. In extreme temperatures, 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. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the house we're buying, but we are not certain - What advice should we get?

Pests like cockroaches may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Queenborough. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Remedies to vermin can include insecticides and removal of infected furniture.RICS guidelines on the issue of pests are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your Queenborough surveyor.

English Heritage

We are buying a building near Queenborough Castle , will this affect the property's value?

Queenborough Castle is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance often enhance the desirability of an area. The surveyor will include many local and regional factors when carrying out the home buyers survey in Queenborough. See the English Heritage website for more information on Queenborough Castle.

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