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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cromer

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of standard materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cromer

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Cromer) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this survey for unconventional such as stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cromer

    This is a professional valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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    Emerys Close, Northrepps, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27

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    Red Roof, Home Close, West Runton, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27

Home Buyers Survey Cromer

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Cromer and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

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

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications on the property, it would be better that you book a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the Cromer property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get a Cromer Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Cromer, and can a Cromer home buyers survey look for any flooding, or if the garden have been affected?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Guardian), and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the property in question is in danger, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect Cromer property enables the RICS surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder has said subsidence has been a problem. Is this a serious concern, and what subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey look into?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement generally happens in recently built houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture builds up in the soil, causing the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermine foundations to cause subsidence, particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is removed from the soil by plants. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. 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. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Window frame

In a Cromer HomeBuyer Report what effect can a an amber light rating have on 'E5 - Windows' ?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Air holes creating draughts around window frames is one example. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, with a minimum of technical jargon. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate how concerning each aspect of the report is. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the residence in question will need some work. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific residence being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular residence, omitting sections as necessary.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Cromer and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

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

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications on the property, it would be better that you book a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the Cromer property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get a Cromer Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Cromer, and can a Cromer home buyers survey look for any flooding, or if the garden have been affected?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Guardian), and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the property in question is in danger, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect Cromer property enables the RICS surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence


A builder has said subsidence has been a problem. Is this a serious concern, and what subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey look into?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement generally happens in recently built houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture builds up in the soil, causing the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermine foundations to cause subsidence, particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is removed from the soil by plants. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. 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. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Window frame

In a Cromer HomeBuyer Report what effect can a an amber light rating have on 'E5 - Windows' ?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Air holes creating draughts around window frames is one example. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, with a minimum of technical jargon. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate how concerning each aspect of the report is. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the residence in question will need some work. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific residence being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular residence, omitting sections as necessary.

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