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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Need a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Fakenham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a property built from standard building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Fakenham

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Fakenham) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard e.g. wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Fakenham

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Fakenham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Fakenham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Fakenham property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Fakenham Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Fakenham, and think we saw signs of pests in the toilet. Will a chartered surveyor look into this?

Scare stories about building pest problems are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as ants as minor annoyances. This matter should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Treatment for pests may include traps and removal or excision of affected timber.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Fakenham include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a boundary wall) and how is it calculated?

Fakenham Homebuyer Reports a surveyor valuation and will also include a rebuilding cost as standard. To ascertain an accurate estimate of the value of the building your chartered surveyor will call upon awareness of the Fakenham property market and other considerations relating to the property e.g. square metres. Surveyors also reflect on style of architecture and draw upon key assumptions e.g. there being no major problems.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there is an absence of any significant legal issues like no laws are broken by intended use of property. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.

Additional local area assumptions like services, are made in addition to local environmental concerns like the area being prone to flooding, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Property Survey to include?

There are several common problems associated with clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content, such as cracks along the garage ceiling. There is a real benefit in booking a Fakenham surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Fakenham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Fakenham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Fakenham property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Fakenham Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Fakenham, and think we saw signs of pests in the toilet. Will a chartered surveyor look into this?

Scare stories about building pest problems are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as ants as minor annoyances. This matter should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Treatment for pests may include traps and removal or excision of affected timber.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Fakenham include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a boundary wall) and how is it calculated?

Fakenham Homebuyer Reports a surveyor valuation and will also include a rebuilding cost as standard. To ascertain an accurate estimate of the value of the building your chartered surveyor will call upon awareness of the Fakenham property market and other considerations relating to the property e.g. square metres. Surveyors also reflect on style of architecture and draw upon key assumptions e.g. there being no major problems.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there is an absence of any significant legal issues like no laws are broken by intended use of property. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.

Additional local area assumptions like services, are made in addition to local environmental concerns like the area being prone to flooding, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Property Survey to include?

There are several common problems associated with clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content, such as cracks along the garage ceiling. There is a real benefit in booking a Fakenham surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

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