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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 Home Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Beccles

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a home built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Beccles

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Beccles) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Select this option for non standard property such as timber wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Beccles

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Beccles and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Beccles property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension on the Beccles property, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Beccles property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Beccles Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a flat in Beccles and saw that the living room door frame was skewed. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor consider?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. The builder will likely return to a new home after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Cracks to a basement floor surface are a plain suggestion of subsidence. These could, fortunately, be merely superficial. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought.

Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

English Heritage

I am planning to purchase a flat close to Moated Site At Moat Farm , will this affect the property's value?

Moated Site At Moat Farm is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance often increase the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other local monuments of importance are Moated Site In Moatyard Covert and Wade Hall Moated Site.. The RICS surveyor will consider many local criteria during the homebuyer report in Beccles. Refer to the English Heritage website for more details on Moated Site At Moat Farm.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic caused problems at our old property. What does the home surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

This is frequently addressed by chartered surveyors. A large number of properties can still be subject to damage to the roof. Every element should be checked, e.g. clay tiles. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Beccles, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the chartered surveyors will look for a range of signs, including a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

Roof repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Call Aldridge Roofing of 20 Pepys Avenue, Worlingham, Beccles, NR34 7SH on 01502 716132 for an estimate.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Beccles and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Beccles property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension on the Beccles property, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Beccles property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Beccles Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a flat in Beccles and saw that the living room door frame was skewed. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor consider?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. The builder will likely return to a new home after six months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Cracks to a basement floor surface are a plain suggestion of subsidence. These could, fortunately, be merely superficial. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought.



Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

English Heritage

I am planning to purchase a flat close to Moated Site At Moat Farm , will this affect the property's value?

Moated Site At Moat Farm is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance often increase the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other local monuments of importance are Moated Site In Moatyard Covert and Wade Hall Moated Site.. The RICS surveyor will consider many local criteria during the homebuyer report in Beccles. Refer to the English Heritage website for more details on Moated Site At Moat Farm.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic caused problems at our old property. What does the home surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

This is frequently addressed by chartered surveyors. A large number of properties can still be subject to damage to the roof. Every element should be checked, e.g. clay tiles. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Beccles, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the chartered surveyors will look for a range of signs, including a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

Roof repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Call Aldridge Roofing of 20 Pepys Avenue, Worlingham, Beccles, NR34 7SH on 01502 716132 for an estimate.

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