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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 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.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a ground floor flat in Bowthorpe, does the RICS surveyor check possible flood damage, or whether flooding has affected neighbour's houses?

Heavy rain, clogged drains and overflowing streams could all cause major flooding, and house buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. It is strongly recommended that a home is protected, before flooding occurs, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The building

surveyor may ask the seller if the property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is heavy rain an issue in Bowthorpe? Will the Bowthorpe HomeBuyer Report give details on this? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Both in Bowthorpe, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately rain and the effect it can have on Bowthorpe property are not given the attention it deserves by purchasers. One indication that rainwater goods are damaged is rotten wooden gutters. This can lead to cracked foundations and subsidence.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to remedy. If left untreated, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when buying a home proximate to a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including hazardous rubbish. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Concerns include tars and other hazardous materials. Health issues like abdominal wall problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Bowthorpe will notice structural issues linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will commission conveyancing searches of the Landmark data sets and South Norfolk Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

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.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a ground floor flat in Bowthorpe, does the RICS surveyor check possible flood damage, or whether flooding has affected neighbour's houses?

Heavy rain, clogged drains and overflowing streams could all cause major flooding, and house buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. It is strongly recommended that a home is protected, before flooding occurs, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The building



surveyor may ask the seller if the property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is heavy rain an issue in Bowthorpe? Will the Bowthorpe HomeBuyer Report give details on this? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Both in Bowthorpe, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately rain and the effect it can have on Bowthorpe property are not given the attention it deserves by purchasers. One indication that rainwater goods are damaged is rotten wooden gutters. This can lead to cracked foundations and subsidence.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to remedy. If left untreated, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when buying a home proximate to a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including hazardous rubbish. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Concerns include tars and other hazardous materials. Health issues like abdominal wall problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Bowthorpe will notice structural issues linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will commission conveyancing searches of the Landmark data sets and South Norfolk Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

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