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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.

  • RICS qualified surveyor
  • 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
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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 Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tonbridge

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a property built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tonbridge

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Tonbridge) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tonbridge

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Recent Home Surveys
in Tonbridge

  • Property Valuation Report
    Club Cottages, Hildenborough, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11

  • Building Survey
    Pembury Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9

Home Buyers Survey Tonbridge

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Tonbridge and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Tonbridge property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Tonbridge property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

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

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there may be a risk of asbestos pipe insulation in the building. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a harmful material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials for example fire doors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

If discovered, one must be careful however, not to move the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. Never endeavour to disturb it yourself. Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos during a Tonbridge building survey. They will report on the risk of asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations cause difficulties? I am buying a home in Tonbridge. Can a Property Survey consider this?

Whether a property was built in 1705 or 2005, factors as varied as acid rain or mould can create problems for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in several issues, with subsidence being a common example. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Tonbridge surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're buying in Tonbridge. Is there a flood risk, and will the house surveyor search for flood damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: Evening Standard); sensible owners and home purchasers in Tonbridge are right to consider precautions. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. The house survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the property owner or occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Tonbridge and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Tonbridge property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Tonbridge property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

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

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there may be a risk of asbestos pipe insulation in the building. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a harmful material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials for example fire doors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

If discovered, one must be careful however, not to move the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. Never endeavour to disturb it yourself. Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos during a Tonbridge building survey. They will report on the risk of asbestos and will suggest further investigation.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations cause difficulties? I am buying a home in Tonbridge. Can a Property Survey consider this?

Whether a property was built in 1705 or 2005, factors as varied as acid rain or mould can create problems for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in several issues, with subsidence being a common example. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Tonbridge surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're buying in Tonbridge. Is there a flood risk, and will the house surveyor search for flood damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: Evening Standard); sensible owners and home purchasers in Tonbridge are right to consider precautions. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. The house survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the property owner or occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

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