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Valuation
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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 Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bowthorpe

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bowthorpe

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bowthorpe) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bowthorpe

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Bowthorpe and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Bowthorpe property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Bowthorpe property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Bowthorpe Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be insects at the home in Bowthorpe we're buying, but we are not certain. Do we need a house surveyor?

Scare stories about house pest problems are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as thrips as minor annoyances. This matter should be taken seriously. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Treatment for a serious infestation may include use of insecticides.

If you believe thrips, or any pest, may be present, request that your chartered surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Damaged Render

What problems will my Surveyor look for on a stucco period home in Bowthorpe that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is really just a type of render. Normally it is applied to underlying red brick to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. It is highly attractive and is found on Regency homes. It is very like mortar. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to plant fibres to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Bowthorpe Homebuyer Reports frequently report issues for example trapped moisture resulting in internal damp problems which need attention. Other issues might include when the render is taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC. Resolving problems with stucco can be expensive as the skills are getting harder to find.

Gas flame

Will the chartered surveyor check out the condition of the gas installations?

The RICS surveyor will visually survey any accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the gas pipe route for example, as well as gas associated fittings e.g. prefabricated flues. The external fittings or housings won't actually be taken off. The gas system won't be tested. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas engineer without delay.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Bowthorpe and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Bowthorpe property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Bowthorpe property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Bowthorpe Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be insects at the home in Bowthorpe we're buying, but we are not certain. Do we need a house surveyor?

Scare stories about house pest problems are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as thrips as minor annoyances. This matter should be taken seriously. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Treatment for a serious infestation may include use of insecticides.



If you believe thrips, or any pest, may be present, request that your chartered surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Damaged Render

What problems will my Surveyor look for on a stucco period home in Bowthorpe that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is really just a type of render. Normally it is applied to underlying red brick to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. It is highly attractive and is found on Regency homes. It is very like mortar. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to plant fibres to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Bowthorpe Homebuyer Reports frequently report issues for example trapped moisture resulting in internal damp problems which need attention. Other issues might include when the render is taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC. Resolving problems with stucco can be expensive as the skills are getting harder to find.

Gas flame

Will the chartered surveyor check out the condition of the gas installations?

The RICS surveyor will visually survey any accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the gas pipe route for example, as well as gas associated fittings e.g. prefabricated flues. The external fittings or housings won't actually be taken off. The gas system won't be tested. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas engineer without delay.

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