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Valuation
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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 Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Whitstable

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a home made of standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Whitstable

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Whitstable) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional e.g. granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Whitstable

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Whitstable and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Whitstable property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works on the Whitstable property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Whitstable property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Whitstable Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Are there any problems I would be advised to look into if purchasing a converted house in Whitstable near a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of conservation areas in the UK which are overseen by local authorities.

A Building Surveyors need to possess local knowledge of relevant local considerations and the effect may have on the home. House prices will likely be more than prices outside the area as a result of the areas being unspoilt. However many conservation areas have fallen into disrepair for example - the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Property surveyors will inform you if the property looks like it may be so designated and Section I of the Whitstable Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unsympathetic adjustments to the building will also be reported in the Whitstable survey, however these should be concern for your lawyer. Parry Law are a local firm situated at 12-14 Oxford Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT5 1DE should be prepared to give you some pointers. Tel: 01227 276 276

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco coated regency house in Whitstable.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is a smooth and flat solid render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick hardens to form an even finish. The coating is highly beautiful and is often found on Regency houses. Expert tradesmen who work with it say it is very like any other render. It can have lime in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Whitstable Homebuyer Reports frequently detail any number of problems which can include trapped water resulting in internal damp problems.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might include when the application is taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC. Resolving Stucco problems can be costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

Stone block wall damage

Will a residential property with stone walls cause problems? Are there specific matters to consider?

From Westwood Ground Limestone to Grey Catcastle Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Defects affecting stone-built properties in Whitstable can vary, cracks being relatively common.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, which may also require attention.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Whitstable Harbour, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1AB, which quarries Crushed Rock, for details. Call 01227 274086 for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Whitstable and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Whitstable property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works on the Whitstable property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Whitstable property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Whitstable Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Are there any problems I would be advised to look into if purchasing a converted house in Whitstable near a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of conservation areas in the UK which are overseen by local authorities.

A Building Surveyors need to possess local knowledge of relevant local considerations and the effect may have on the home. House prices will likely be more than prices outside the area as a result of the areas being unspoilt. However many conservation areas have fallen into disrepair for example - the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Property surveyors will inform you if the property looks like it may be so designated and Section I of the Whitstable Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unsympathetic adjustments to the building will also be reported in the Whitstable survey, however these should be concern for your lawyer. Parry Law are a local firm situated at 12-14 Oxford Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT5 1DE should be prepared to give you some pointers. Tel: 01227 276 276



Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco coated regency house in Whitstable.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is a smooth and flat solid render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick hardens to form an even finish. The coating is highly beautiful and is often found on Regency houses. Expert tradesmen who work with it say it is very like any other render. It can have lime in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Whitstable Homebuyer Reports frequently detail any number of problems which can include trapped water resulting in internal damp problems.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might include when the application is taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC. Resolving Stucco problems can be costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

Stone block wall damage

Will a residential property with stone walls cause problems? Are there specific matters to consider?

From Westwood Ground Limestone to Grey Catcastle Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Defects affecting stone-built properties in Whitstable can vary, cracks being relatively common.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, which may also require attention.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Whitstable Harbour, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1AB, which quarries Crushed Rock, for details. Call 01227 274086 for more information.

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