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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Dereham

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property made of standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dereham

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Dereham) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this option for unconventional , for example stone slab roof properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dereham

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Dereham and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Dereham property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Dereham property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Dereham House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties create upkeep problems for the owner? Are there any major factors that we should be aware of, and what does the survey cover?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Issues including erosion affect many stone-walled properties.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the unmodernised property I am meaning to purchase it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets - will a Homebuyer Report in Dereham advise the wiring and electrical system?

When carrying out a Home Survey in Dereham the home surveyor will usually make a note on the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in a poor condition. This should include a by sight check of the superficial parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of issues like confirming the state of repair of any fitted appliances, e.g. storage radiators or checking the condition of a sample of switch gear. A check for the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the Homebuyer report in Dereham.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advise a PIR be conducted every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for London brick guidelines for upkeep - can you assist? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick-built Dereham structures do benefit from many advantages. Unfortunately, they also be affected by diverse problems, such as frost damage. These issues will be mentioned in the report, with feedback. An issue of particular concern is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. Contact S C Brickwork & Plastering for a repairs estimate at 020 8325 6951 or 19 Balgowan Rd, Beckenham, BR3 4HJ.

One example is English bond or basket weave bonds are both used in Dereham structures. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Dereham and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Dereham property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Dereham property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Dereham House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties create upkeep problems for the owner? Are there any major factors that we should be aware of, and what does the survey cover?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Issues including erosion affect many stone-walled properties.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.



Shocking Electrics

When I visited the unmodernised property I am meaning to purchase it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets - will a Homebuyer Report in Dereham advise the wiring and electrical system?

When carrying out a Home Survey in Dereham the home surveyor will usually make a note on the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in a poor condition. This should include a by sight check of the superficial parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of issues like confirming the state of repair of any fitted appliances, e.g. storage radiators or checking the condition of a sample of switch gear. A check for the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the Homebuyer report in Dereham.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advise a PIR be conducted every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for London brick guidelines for upkeep - can you assist? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick-built Dereham structures do benefit from many advantages. Unfortunately, they also be affected by diverse problems, such as frost damage. These issues will be mentioned in the report, with feedback. An issue of particular concern is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. Contact S C Brickwork & Plastering for a repairs estimate at 020 8325 6951 or 19 Balgowan Rd, Beckenham, BR3 4HJ.

One example is English bond or basket weave bonds are both used in Dereham structures. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

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