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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
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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Which Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Attleborough

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a property made of conventional building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Attleborough

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Attleborough) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional e.g. stone wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Attleborough

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Recent Home Surveys
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    Tye Cottage, Attleborough Road, Old Buckenham, Norfolk, NR17

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    Aston Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11

Home Buyers Survey Attleborough

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Attleborough and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Attleborough property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Attleborough property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Attleborough Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does a chartered surveyor look at the state of repair of the gas flues?

Your surveyor will visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the location of the meter as part of the survey, as well as gas associated fittings e.g. chimney breasts. External covers won't be undone. The gas system won't be tested at all. Most people are aware that gas is potentially dangerous and if there are any concerns about gas fittings or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Attleborough include Paul Myerson of 6 Attleborough Road, Little Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk Tel. 07815105790 and Bensley T/A D.A.B Plumbing & Heating Services of 9, Balmoral Close, Attleborough, Norfolk Tel. 07789642134.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate that all landlords are obligated to commission appliance and installation inspections annually. Non compliance penalties are criminal .

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a house built Beer stone. Are there any major matters that we should be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Hall Dale Sandstone to Cromwell Sandstone. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change. Purchasers renovating buildings should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. To source stone quarried in Attleborough, you can contact local suppliers.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Shropham Quarry, Swangey Lane, Attleborough, Shopham, Norfolk, NR17 1XJ, which quarries Sand & Gravel, for details. Call 01953 498994 for more information.

If, in the course of carrying out maintenance, you need further advice, get in touch with a local firm - Stone, Lower Stow Bedon, Attleborough, NR17 1EL could help.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Attleborough, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Will a Home Buyers Survey look into this?

Whether a home was built in 1702 or 2002, factors as varied as insect infestation or wet rot can create major repair bills for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a range of issues. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. Drought, for instance, can have a shrinking effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the building's structure and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Attleborough home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Attleborough surveyor to carry out your Building Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Parcels of wet and 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.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Attleborough and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Attleborough property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Attleborough property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Attleborough Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does a chartered surveyor look at the state of repair of the gas flues?

Your surveyor will visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the location of the meter as part of the survey, as well as gas associated fittings e.g. chimney breasts. External covers won't be undone. The gas system won't be tested at all. Most people are aware that gas is potentially dangerous and if there are any concerns about gas fittings or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Attleborough include Paul Myerson of 6 Attleborough Road, Little Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk Tel. 07815105790 and Bensley T/A D.A.B Plumbing & Heating Services of 9, Balmoral Close, Attleborough, Norfolk Tel. 07789642134.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate that all landlords are obligated to commission appliance and installation inspections annually. Non compliance penalties are criminal .



Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a house built Beer stone. Are there any major matters that we should be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Hall Dale Sandstone to Cromwell Sandstone. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change. Purchasers renovating buildings should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. To source stone quarried in Attleborough, you can contact local suppliers.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Shropham Quarry, Swangey Lane, Attleborough, Shopham, Norfolk, NR17 1XJ, which quarries Sand & Gravel, for details. Call 01953 498994 for more information.

If, in the course of carrying out maintenance, you need further advice, get in touch with a local firm - Stone, Lower Stow Bedon, Attleborough, NR17 1EL could help.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Attleborough, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Will a Home Buyers Survey look into this?

Whether a home was built in 1702 or 2002, factors as varied as insect infestation or wet rot can create major repair bills for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a range of issues. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. Drought, for instance, can have a shrinking effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the building's structure and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Attleborough home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Attleborough surveyor to carry out your Building Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Parcels of wet and 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.

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