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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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Which Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ramsgate

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a property made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ramsgate

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ramsgate) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard , for example timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ramsgate

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Ramsgate and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Ramsgate property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Ramsgate property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Ramsgate Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Will a chartered surveyor look at the state of repair of the gas heaters?

A RICS surveyor will visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include whether the meter is in an escape route where relevant, in addition to gas affiliated fittings such as the possibility of asbestos. Any fittings won't be removed. Of course, gas is potentially hazardous, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe certified Kent based local companies include Relm Plumbing and Heating Ltd of 6, Beechcroft Gardens, Ramsgate, Kent Tel. 07885 462000 and J A Smith of 185, St. Lukes Avenue, Ramsgate, Kent Tel. 01843595005.

The regulations require that all landlords are legally required to complete appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply are severe .

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a Ramsgate property. Is a Property Survey advisable?

Purchasers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for the vendor to mention a pest issue. This issue should be taken seriously. Evidence may not be easy to find. For example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. As some infestations can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If you strongly suspect an issue with bed bugs, or any pest, speak to your RICS surveyor

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Ramsgate? Will the Ramsgate Property Survey look into this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay, with groundwater level variations and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Taking precautions, such as swift repair of any collapsed drains, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Isolated patches of wet and dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Ramsgate and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Ramsgate property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Ramsgate property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Ramsgate Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Will a chartered surveyor look at the state of repair of the gas heaters?

A RICS surveyor will visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include whether the meter is in an escape route where relevant, in addition to gas affiliated fittings such as the possibility of asbestos. Any fittings won't be removed. Of course, gas is potentially hazardous, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe certified Kent based local companies include Relm Plumbing and Heating Ltd of 6, Beechcroft Gardens, Ramsgate, Kent Tel. 07885 462000 and J A Smith of 185, St. Lukes Avenue, Ramsgate, Kent Tel. 01843595005.



The regulations require that all landlords are legally required to complete appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply are severe .

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a Ramsgate property. Is a Property Survey advisable?

Purchasers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for the vendor to mention a pest issue. This issue should be taken seriously. Evidence may not be easy to find. For example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. As some infestations can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If you strongly suspect an issue with bed bugs, or any pest, speak to your RICS surveyor

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Ramsgate? Will the Ramsgate Property Survey look into this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay, with groundwater level variations and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Taking precautions, such as swift repair of any collapsed drains, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Isolated patches of wet and dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

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