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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sandwich

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a property made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sandwich

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Sandwich) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sandwich

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Sandwich and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Sandwich property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Sandwich property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Sandwich Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to spend a bit more on full structural survey before buying a converted regency home in Sandwich?

Full Structural Surveys are now called Building Surveys. A HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a mid 20th century of later unmodified property of typical construction materials. If looking into purchasing an unconventional property such as a tatty house in Sandwich - it is the most suitable home survey to get. Approximately 3 days after an exhaustive inspection of any accessible parts of the house, a written report is sent to the buyer outlining comprehensive and critical information concerning the construction and uses of the house.

There are certain no go areas with any residential survey insofar as your surveyor is not in a position to open up the fabric of the of the Sandwich property for example removing loft contents.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a property in Sandwich. What should we do about roof repairs?

Questions like this are often asked of property surveyors by Sandwich buyers who are aware that property may be exposed to damage to the roof, including. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from tie beams to gables. Issues can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like insulating the attic, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a builder from the area a quote for any suggested work. Speak to LCM Roofing of 10 Chilton Gardens, Ash, Canterbury, CT3 2HA on 01304 813660 for details.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there could be brown asbestos Artex affecting the home. What is asbestos, are there any health risks, can it be treated and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials such as ceiling material. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in ceiling boards.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Its existence does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

If found, care should be taken however, on no account to disturb it and professional advice should be sought without delay. Never attempt to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos during the survey. However, surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Sandwich and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Sandwich property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Sandwich property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Sandwich Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to spend a bit more on full structural survey before buying a converted regency home in Sandwich?

Full Structural Surveys are now called Building Surveys. A HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a mid 20th century of later unmodified property of typical construction materials. If looking into purchasing an unconventional property such as a tatty house in Sandwich - it is the most suitable home survey to get. Approximately 3 days after an exhaustive inspection of any accessible parts of the house, a written report is sent to the buyer outlining comprehensive and critical information concerning the construction and uses of the house.

There are certain no go areas with any residential survey insofar as your surveyor is not in a position to open up the fabric of the of the Sandwich property for example removing loft contents.



Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a property in Sandwich. What should we do about roof repairs?

Questions like this are often asked of property surveyors by Sandwich buyers who are aware that property may be exposed to damage to the roof, including. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from tie beams to gables. Issues can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like insulating the attic, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a builder from the area a quote for any suggested work. Speak to LCM Roofing of 10 Chilton Gardens, Ash, Canterbury, CT3 2HA on 01304 813660 for details.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there could be brown asbestos Artex affecting the home. What is asbestos, are there any health risks, can it be treated and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials such as ceiling material. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in ceiling boards.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Its existence does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

If found, care should be taken however, on no account to disturb it and professional advice should be sought without delay. Never attempt to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos during the survey. However, surveyors will report on the risk of asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

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