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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 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.

Building Surveys on houses

If investing in an extended Victorian mid terrace property, is it necessary to go for a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now known as the Building Survey. If you are buying an altered house - such as an unloved house in Diss, this is now the most appropriate survey to opt for. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice if buying a mid 20th century of later unmodified house made out of conventional construction materials and methods.

Typically a couple of days after an exhaustive survey of all accessible areas, a non prescribed format of report will be emailed and posted to the prospective purchaser summarising in depth and important details in relation to the construction of the house. There are certain limitations with any survey as a surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Diss house, an example being the removing the contents of cupboards.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a apartment in Diss and spotted wall cracks in the bathroom. Is this a severe danger, and what solutions are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight.

Subsidence can be difficult to diagnose, as the things which a surveyor will look for could easily be caused by other factors. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Diss Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco coated regency home in Diss which we wish to buy.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is actually just a form of render. Normally stucco is applied to brick to form a very smooth surface. Stucco is very appealing and is common on some Georgian homes. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors sometimes discover potentially expensive to remedy problems which might include trapped water culminating in the surface breaking. Other potential problems may include attack from salts sucked out of bricks. Re-applying Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

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.

Building Surveys on houses

If investing in an extended Victorian mid terrace property, is it necessary to go for a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now known as the Building Survey. If you are buying an altered house - such as an unloved house in Diss, this is now the most appropriate survey to opt for. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice if buying a mid 20th century of later unmodified house made out of conventional construction materials and methods.

Typically a couple of days after an exhaustive survey of all accessible areas, a non prescribed format of report will be emailed and posted to the prospective purchaser summarising in depth and important details in relation to the construction of the house. There are certain limitations with any survey as a surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Diss house, an example being the removing the contents of cupboards.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a apartment in Diss and spotted wall cracks in the bathroom. Is this a severe danger, and what solutions are to available to resolve this?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight.

Subsidence can be difficult to diagnose, as the things which a surveyor will look for could easily be caused by other factors. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Diss Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco coated regency home in Diss which we wish to buy.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is actually just a form of render. Normally stucco is applied to brick to form a very smooth surface. Stucco is very appealing and is common on some Georgian homes. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors sometimes discover potentially expensive to remedy problems which might include trapped water culminating in the surface breaking. Other potential problems may include attack from salts sucked out of bricks. Re-applying Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

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