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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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  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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Need a Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Malling

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Malling

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in West Malling) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this survey for unconventional e.g. thatched or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Malling

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in West Malling and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the West Malling property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works on the West Malling property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the West Malling property's condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a West Malling Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a building close to Addington Quarry near Addington Lane and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes for example: inert rubbish. A huge number of sites affect hundreds of thousands of people in the UK including West Malling. Concerns might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health issues like congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in West Malling will consider structural defects connected with the landfill. Your lawyer will commission

environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database as well as Tonbridge and Malling Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What effect does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Can we expect the West Malling Home Buyers Survey to mention this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. 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, such as minor wall cracks in the living room. A West Malling surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Substandard guttering

In a West Malling HomeBuyer Report what can 'E3' include?

The drainage system is inspected visually with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report combined system problems. Undersized gutters is an example of a Section E defect. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a house or flat. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in West Malling and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the West Malling property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works on the West Malling property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the West Malling property's condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a West Malling Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a building close to Addington Quarry near Addington Lane and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes for example: inert rubbish. A huge number of sites affect hundreds of thousands of people in the UK including West Malling. Concerns might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health issues like congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in West Malling will consider structural defects connected with the landfill. Your lawyer will commission



environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database as well as Tonbridge and Malling Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What effect does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Can we expect the West Malling Home Buyers Survey to mention this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. 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, such as minor wall cracks in the living room. A West Malling surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Substandard guttering

In a West Malling HomeBuyer Report what can 'E3' include?

The drainage system is inspected visually with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report combined system problems. Undersized gutters is an example of a Section E defect. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a house or flat. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have.

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