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Home Buyers Survey in Kingsnorth

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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kingsnorth

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kingsnorth

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Kingsnorth) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kingsnorth

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

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Home Buyers Survey in Kingsnorth

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Kingsnorth and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Kingsnorth property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will give you comprehensive details of the Kingsnorth property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Kingsnorth Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for site clearance) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost. To ascertain the property's value the surveyor will take into account awareness of the Kingsnorth property market and other considerations relating to the property e.g. style of architecture The RICS surveyor will also consider style of architecture and draw upon other assumptions e.g. there are no hazardous materials.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Kingsnorth area conjectures, like connection to sewers, are made in addition to Kingsnorth environmental issues like Kingsnorth planning proposals (e.g flight path), which will also be factored in.

Gas flame

Will a RICS surveyor check the condition of the gas flues?

A RICS chartered surveyor will visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the routing of any gas pipes as part of the survey, as well as gas affiliated fixtures such as chimney breasts. The Kingsnorth qualified surveyor won't remove the gas fittings and surveyors are not qualified to carry out any tests whatsoever on the functionality of the gas system. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially hazardous and if there are any concerns about gas, call an engineer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Kingsnorth and are looking for a residence constructed with Flemish bond walls. What recommendations will a property surveyor in Kingsnorth make?

Brick-constructed structures feature several advantages. However, they can also be subject to a number of issues, such as spalling. Your surveyor in Kingsnorth will mention these along with recommendations. One problem often found is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. T K Rowe Ltd should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 138 Suffolk Sq, Norwich, NR2 2BW or 07801 610474.

For example, Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence issues will the house survey reveal?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. The builder will likely return to a new house within a few months in order to repair settlement damage.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.