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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sandgate

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sandgate

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Sandgate) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone slab roof properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sandgate

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Sandgate and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sandgate property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a thorough analysis of the Sandgate property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Sandgate Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a cottage. Will regular maintenance costs be higher?

Use of traditional methods can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Sandgate structures built with traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. This can mean long-term upkeep.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that there is a 30mm gap between the sitting room wall and the door frame, is this subsidence? What subsidence information does the Sandgate home survey include?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. In general, homes in Sandgate are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Cracks that appear suddenly may be a strong indication of subsidence. Inside the house, keep an eye out for sticking doors or windows.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Sandgate surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it the right choice to get a full structural survey before buying a derelict Edwardian house close to Sandgate?

Structural surveys have been renamed as Building Surveys. This is now the most appropriate property survey if buying an unusual home like a tatty house in Sandgate. A RICS Building Survey spells out full and important information on the buildings standard of construction and repair and any important technical details, shortly after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Sandgate and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sandgate property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a thorough analysis of the Sandgate property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Sandgate Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a cottage. Will regular maintenance costs be higher?

Use of traditional methods can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Sandgate structures built with traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. This can mean long-term upkeep.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that there is a 30mm gap between the sitting room wall and the door frame, is this subsidence? What subsidence information does the Sandgate home survey include?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. In general, homes in Sandgate are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Cracks that appear suddenly may be a strong indication of subsidence. Inside the house, keep an eye out for sticking doors or windows.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Sandgate surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it the right choice to get a full structural survey before buying a derelict Edwardian house close to Sandgate?

Structural surveys have been renamed as Building Surveys. This is now the most appropriate property survey if buying an unusual home like a tatty house in Sandgate. A RICS Building Survey spells out full and important information on the buildings standard of construction and repair and any important technical details, shortly after a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings.

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