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Homebuyer
Report
Building
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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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Which building survey should I choose for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Acle

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a property built from standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Acle

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Acle) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for an unconventional property, for example timber frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Acle

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Acle and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Acle property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations on the property, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Acle property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Acle House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a property in Acle and spotted that there is a 16mm gap between the basement wall and the door frame. What can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new building after time has passed in order to make repairs.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay soil as water is removed from the soil by plant life. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise the structure. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles

that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited a property I am hoping to acquire it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a Acle Homebuyer Report give details on on any faults with the electrics?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Acle your surveyor will usually remark on the condition of the electrics if it looks like they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This will include a non invasive look-over of the unconcealed parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of possible problems relating to things like looking at any outside installations e.g. power in garages or any garden lighting. A check for the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by an electrician will be part of the survey. Inspecting the documents from any recent PIR conducted by an electrician should form part of the survey.

To get nearby advice on electrical testing contact Marshall A J , 24 Strumpshaw Rd, Brundall, Norwich, NR13 5PA .

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Acle and are looking for a 20s property constructed with Fletton brick. What advice would a Acle property surveyor give?

Brick-constructed residences in Acle feature several advantages in comparison to other forms of building, but they can also indicate a number of issues, from erosion to thermal movement.

A defect often found is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. Meadows R at 17 Windsor Gdns, Wickford, SS11 7BP should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 07870 628273.

Buyers in Acle should consider that a broad range of techniques have been used across the country for centuries. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward. .

The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Acle and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Acle property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations on the property, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Acle property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Acle House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a property in Acle and spotted that there is a 16mm gap between the basement wall and the door frame. What can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new building after time has passed in order to make repairs.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay soil as water is removed from the soil by plant life. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise the structure. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles



that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited a property I am hoping to acquire it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a Acle Homebuyer Report give details on on any faults with the electrics?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Acle your surveyor will usually remark on the condition of the electrics if it looks like they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This will include a non invasive look-over of the unconcealed parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of possible problems relating to things like looking at any outside installations e.g. power in garages or any garden lighting. A check for the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by an electrician will be part of the survey. Inspecting the documents from any recent PIR conducted by an electrician should form part of the survey.

To get nearby advice on electrical testing contact Marshall A J , 24 Strumpshaw Rd, Brundall, Norwich, NR13 5PA .

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Acle and are looking for a 20s property constructed with Fletton brick. What advice would a Acle property surveyor give?

Brick-constructed residences in Acle feature several advantages in comparison to other forms of building, but they can also indicate a number of issues, from erosion to thermal movement.

A defect often found is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. Meadows R at 17 Windsor Gdns, Wickford, SS11 7BP should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 07870 628273.

Buyers in Acle should consider that a broad range of techniques have been used across the country for centuries. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward. .

The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

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