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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 Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Great Yarmouth

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Great Yarmouth

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Great Yarmouth) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional such as timber frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Great Yarmouth

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Great Yarmouth and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Great Yarmouth 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 recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Great Yarmouth property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Great Yarmouth Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Great Yarmouth and are looking for property built from stretcher bond walls. What input does you give? Does render make a difference?

Brick-walled buildings in Great Yarmouth can experience both minor and serious issues, including erosion and sulphate expansion. Any such issues ought to be reported on, with solutions or likely results if they are not resolved. A problem regularly identified is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Contact Sussex & Surrey Brickwork for a repairs estimate at 01243 786055 or 87 Hillfield Rd, Selsey, Chichester, PO20 0LH.

Buyers in Great Yarmouth should consider that a broad range of techniques are used in properties built throughout the ages. As an example, English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and short faces of bricks. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Other external areas of the property

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Great Yarmouth house what could a an amber light rating mean for 'E9 - Other' ?

In Great Yarmouth, examples include fastener problems with a conservatory roof. The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. Your surveyor can provide more details if required. Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Great Yarmouth are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of how concerning each aspect of the report is.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Great Yarmouth? Will your Great Yarmouth HomeBuyer Report look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Great Yarmouth buyers, 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. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! A Great Yarmouth surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Great Yarmouth and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Great Yarmouth 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 recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Great Yarmouth property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Great Yarmouth Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Great Yarmouth and are looking for property built from stretcher bond walls. What input does you give? Does render make a difference?

Brick-walled buildings in Great Yarmouth can experience both minor and serious issues, including erosion and sulphate expansion. Any such issues ought to be reported on, with solutions or likely results if they are not resolved. A problem regularly identified is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. Contact Sussex & Surrey Brickwork for a repairs estimate at 01243 786055 or 87 Hillfield Rd, Selsey, Chichester, PO20 0LH.

Buyers in Great Yarmouth should consider that a broad range of techniques are used in properties built throughout the ages. As an example, English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and short faces of bricks. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.



Other external areas of the property

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Great Yarmouth house what could a an amber light rating mean for 'E9 - Other' ?

In Great Yarmouth, examples include fastener problems with a conservatory roof. The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. Your surveyor can provide more details if required. Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Great Yarmouth are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of how concerning each aspect of the report is.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Great Yarmouth? Will your Great Yarmouth HomeBuyer Report look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Great Yarmouth buyers, 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. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! A Great Yarmouth surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

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