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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 Downham Market

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a home built from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Downham Market

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Downham Market) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Downham Market

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Downham Market and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Downham Market property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Downham Market property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Downham Market Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor report on the state of repair of the gas flues?

A will locate and visually examine the accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect whether the mains is connected where relevant, as well as gas related installations for example - the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. External fittings or covers will not however be detached. Gas is potentially unsafe and if there are any worries about gas or if you smell gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Downham Market include Fourgas of 12, Oakview Drive, Downham Market, Norfolk Tel. 08454764010 and C. Grisman Plumbing and Heating of 3 Barn Court, West End, Hilgay, Downham Market, Norfolk Tel. 07790427882.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations ensure that landlords have to complete appliance and installation inspections every 12 months and punishments for failure to comply are harsh .

Conservatory

On the HomeBuyer Report what effect will a an amber light rating have on 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

One example would be a sagging conservatory floor surface. This section covers conservatories and porches. Inappropriate use of internal doors in doorways leading outside will be considered too.

Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2, but this may not be urgent. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give home buyers in Downham Market a clear understanding of to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The person in the flat below said that wet rot had been a concern, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What does the Downham Market surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

Houses in Downham Market in good condition can often hide issues with the roof. From ridge flashing to trusses, many parts of the roof and loft will be taken into account. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a poor asphalt covering.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A roofing specialist in Downham Market with solid references can provide a quote. Contact Ryan Industrial Roofing & Cladding Ltd of 113 Main Rd, Clenchwarton, King's Lynn, PE34 4BG on 01553 691750 for a quote.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Downham Market and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Downham Market property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Downham Market property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Downham Market Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor report on the state of repair of the gas flues?

A will locate and visually examine the accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect whether the mains is connected where relevant, as well as gas related installations for example - the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. External fittings or covers will not however be detached. Gas is potentially unsafe and if there are any worries about gas or if you smell gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Downham Market include Fourgas of 12, Oakview Drive, Downham Market, Norfolk Tel. 08454764010 and C. Grisman Plumbing and Heating of 3 Barn Court, West End, Hilgay, Downham Market, Norfolk Tel. 07790427882.



The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations ensure that landlords have to complete appliance and installation inspections every 12 months and punishments for failure to comply are harsh .

Conservatory

On the HomeBuyer Report what effect will a an amber light rating have on 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

One example would be a sagging conservatory floor surface. This section covers conservatories and porches. Inappropriate use of internal doors in doorways leading outside will be considered too.

Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2, but this may not be urgent. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give home buyers in Downham Market a clear understanding of to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The person in the flat below said that wet rot had been a concern, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What does the Downham Market surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

Houses in Downham Market in good condition can often hide issues with the roof. From ridge flashing to trusses, many parts of the roof and loft will be taken into account. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a poor asphalt covering.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A roofing specialist in Downham Market with solid references can provide a quote. Contact Ryan Industrial Roofing & Cladding Ltd of 113 Main Rd, Clenchwarton, King's Lynn, PE34 4BG on 01553 691750 for a quote.

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