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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 Diss

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property constructed from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Diss

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Diss) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Diss

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Diss and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Diss property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Diss property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Diss Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the home I am planning to acquire I think we saw that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, does a Diss Homebuyer Report write anything on the general state of the electrical system?

When performing a Home Survey in Diss a qualified surveyor will make a note on the electrics if it appears that they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This will include a visual view of any revealed sections of the wiring in addition to concerns such as checking the nature of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings and switch gear. Reporting on any documents from the most recent PIR handled by an electrician on the property should be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advise that a Periodic Inspection is carried out at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a retaining wall) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation in addition to a Reinstatement Cost as part of the report. To work out the property's value your chartered surveyor will use experience of property in Diss and other things relating to the property e.g. state of repair The RICS surveyor will also consider construction type and will use key assumptions like it is connected to mains services.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area conjectures, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or problematic roads and access, are made in addition to environmental concerns like flightpaths, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Diss house and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. Does the Diss Home Buyers Survey cover this?

Whether a home was built in 1706 or 2006, factors as varied as insect infestation or wet rot can create major repair bills for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a number of issues, with subsidence being a common example. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Signs like warped window frames in the lounge or separation of the skirting board from the floor can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Diss and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Diss property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Diss property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Diss Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the home I am planning to acquire I think we saw that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, does a Diss Homebuyer Report write anything on the general state of the electrical system?

When performing a Home Survey in Diss a qualified surveyor will make a note on the electrics if it appears that they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This will include a visual view of any revealed sections of the wiring in addition to concerns such as checking the nature of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings and switch gear. Reporting on any documents from the most recent PIR handled by an electrician on the property should be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advise that a Periodic Inspection is carried out at least every 10 years (5 if letting).



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a retaining wall) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation in addition to a Reinstatement Cost as part of the report. To work out the property's value your chartered surveyor will use experience of property in Diss and other things relating to the property e.g. state of repair The RICS surveyor will also consider construction type and will use key assumptions like it is connected to mains services.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area conjectures, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or problematic roads and access, are made in addition to environmental concerns like flightpaths, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Diss house and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. Does the Diss Home Buyers Survey cover this?

Whether a home was built in 1706 or 2006, factors as varied as insect infestation or wet rot can create major repair bills for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a number of issues, with subsidence being a common example. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Signs like warped window frames in the lounge or separation of the skirting board from the floor can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary.

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