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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.

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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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Valuation
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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 should I choose for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Romney

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a home made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Romney

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Romney) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard e.g. cellared properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Romney

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Romney and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Romney property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Romney property's state of repair as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Romney Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the unmodernised property I am hoping to purchase, I noticed that there was no RCD on the fuse board - does a the surveyor go into detail on the electrics?

When preparing a Romney Home Survey your RICS surveyor will mention the condition of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. He or she will also concerns such as reporting on the condition of any fitted electrical appliances, for example storage heaters or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Looking at any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician will form part of the survey in Romney.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) recommend that a periodic test is carried out every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what does it include?

Romney Homebuyer Reports an independent valuation and will also include a "reinstatement cost". To be able to determine the market value the valuer will take into account knowledge of Romney and other factors about the property for instance: general condition.

Surveyors also examine style of architecture and will make certain key assumptions such as the ground is not land filled. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings.

Further Romney conjectures, such as use of communal facilities or connection to sewers, are made in addition to any Romney environmental concerns like busy roads, also being considered.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can cause problems for homes in Romney. Can we expect the Home Buyers Survey to mention this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Romney home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Romney and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Romney property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Romney property's state of repair as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Romney Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the unmodernised property I am hoping to purchase, I noticed that there was no RCD on the fuse board - does a the surveyor go into detail on the electrics?

When preparing a Romney Home Survey your RICS surveyor will mention the condition of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. He or she will also concerns such as reporting on the condition of any fitted electrical appliances, for example storage heaters or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Looking at any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician will form part of the survey in Romney.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) recommend that a periodic test is carried out every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what does it include?

Romney Homebuyer Reports an independent valuation and will also include a "reinstatement cost". To be able to determine the market value the valuer will take into account knowledge of Romney and other factors about the property for instance: general condition.

Surveyors also examine style of architecture and will make certain key assumptions such as the ground is not land filled. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings.

Further Romney conjectures, such as use of communal facilities or connection to sewers, are made in addition to any Romney environmental concerns like busy roads, also being considered.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can cause problems for homes in Romney. Can we expect the Home Buyers Survey to mention this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Romney home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

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