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Home Buyers Survey in Meopham

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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 Meopham

    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 Meopham

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Meopham) 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 Meopham

    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 Meopham

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Meopham and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you are planning to do any an extension on the Meopham property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Meopham property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Meopham Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the building I am meaning to lease, I saw that there were damaged electrical sockets; will a surveyor write anything on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a Meopham Homebuyer Report a qualified surveyor should comment on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that they are in a hazardous state of repair. A professional surveyor should also focus on possible problems relating to things like confirming the state of repair of any fixed appliances e.g. heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician on the building will usually be part of the survey in Meopham.

The IEE strongly advise a Periodic Inspection is carried out at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a dovecot. What should be budgeted for upkeep?

For houses in Meopham built before the 20th Century, age can sometimes be an issue, and Meopham property built with traditional methods can be expensive to repair. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. Built between 1299 and 1334, Nurstead Court is an example of a traditional hall in Meopham.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Meopham houses built on clay soil can experience problems. Will a House Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Meopham home will have an impact. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. 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. For example, cracks along the lounge floor may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently. Patches of dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

House Prices

There is a detached house in DA12 in Meopham priced at £325, 183. What different issues will your qualified RICS surveyor allow for when calculating house prices in Meopham on a RICS valuation ?

There is a vast array of things that can add to or subtract from property values like the existence of double glazing or the number of bedrooms in the property. You can try to put side by side values recorded in Meopham for similar houses.

The average house price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £340, 983, which is £15, 800 more than the amount you are paying. Bethany, Pear Tree Lane, Shorne, Gravesend, Gravesham, Kent, DA12 3JS a detached home sold for £650, 000 .

The best way for you to get a formal home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report in Meopham which includes a Property Valuation Report by default.