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Home Buyers Survey in Sittingbourne

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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 Sittingbourne

    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 Sittingbourne

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

    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 Sittingbourne

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Sittingbourne property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Sittingbourne property's condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get a Sittingbourne Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco coated house in Sittingbourne which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is actually smooth type of render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick hardens to a smooth and even finish. The coating is very beautiful and is was often applied to Georgian properties. It may contain lime in it as well as a wire under mesh. to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors can show issues for instance trapped moisture resulting in the render failing which need attention

Another example of problems associated with stucco could include attack from sulphates or salts sucked out of underlying brickwork. Re-covering problems with stucco may be difficult as renderers are becoming harder to find.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could damp weather have on a Sittingbourne house?

Regular rainfall is common in Sittingbourne and across the country, but wet weather and the effect it can have on Sittingbourne property are not considered by buyers. One indication that gutters are damaged is rusted iron elements. If you are worried, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to remedy, if not neglected, unless they are not cleared out regularly. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Sittingbourne Surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a boundary wall) and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Sittingbourne property will include a property valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost included in the cost of the survey. To work out the value of the property your chartered surveyor will factor in local property market knowledge and other considerations about the property for instance: accommodation The surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon key assumptions, for example no significant problems.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there are no expensive legal problems like no laws are broken by intended use of property. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancing solicitor.

Further Sittingbourne conjectures, such as stairway access to a maisonette or connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like local mining issues, also being considered.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a maisonette in Sittingbourne, does the chartered surveyor inquire into water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flooding damage, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and the value of a home in an at-risk area may be impacted. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. In addition, the HomeBuyer Report may advise on needed maintenance.Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

House Prices

I would like to acquire a detached property in ME9. The asking price is £208, 175. What will a Sittingbourne surveyor consider during a RICS valuation ?

There are many factors that can affect the price of property ranging from view to the condition of shared common parts. It can help to weigh up prices against house values achieved in the nearby area for similar properties.

This means house prices registered at the Land Registry in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £190, 575, which is £17, 600 less than the asking price. The house/flat average was £180, 810. Milstead Manor, Milstead, Sittingbourne, Swale, Kent, ME9 0SE a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £900, 000 .

In order for you to get an independent home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as part of the service. Your chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a cottage constructed Ham Hill stone. Are there specific issues to consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of buildings. Issues including delaminated render affect many stone-walled buildings. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Sittingbourne are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Repair advice often includes repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Claxfield East Quarry, Teynham, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 3TN for details. Call 01795 421069 for more information.