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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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What Survey is the correct choice for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Heacham

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are 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 Heacham

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Heacham) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard , for example architecturally unusual or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Heacham

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Heacham and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Heacham property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Heacham property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Heacham Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is a risk of blue asbestos fire doors present in house. What is asbestos and can it be easily removed?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials e.g. rain water goods.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in gutters.

All forms are deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken on no account to displace it and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your Heacham surveyor should note the risk of asbestos and should inform you of the options.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Heacham building with a loft conversion, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Will access to the roofing be an issue?

Property in and around Heacham in good condition could unfortunately be experiencing issues with the roof. From the dormer windows to the parapet walls, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Your surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

Expensive quotes for roofing jobs (such as wholesale replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A roofing specialist in Heacham with positive reviews should be able to assist with a quote.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the building we intend to lease We noticed that there is an unsafe electrical system, does a the Heacham surveyor go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

During a Heacham Home Buyers Survey the surveyor will usually remark on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a hazardous state.

This will include a non invasive check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the accessible sections of the wiring or fusebox on top of potential areas for concern such as checking the nature of the electrical fittings in shower rooms or verifying the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. Looking at any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Heacham and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Heacham property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Heacham property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Heacham Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is a risk of blue asbestos fire doors present in house. What is asbestos and can it be easily removed?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials e.g. rain water goods.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in gutters.

All forms are deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken on no account to displace it and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your Heacham surveyor should note the risk of asbestos and should inform you of the options.



Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Heacham building with a loft conversion, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Will access to the roofing be an issue?

Property in and around Heacham in good condition could unfortunately be experiencing issues with the roof. From the dormer windows to the parapet walls, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Your surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

Expensive quotes for roofing jobs (such as wholesale replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A roofing specialist in Heacham with positive reviews should be able to assist with a quote.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the building we intend to lease We noticed that there is an unsafe electrical system, does a the Heacham surveyor go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

During a Heacham Home Buyers Survey the surveyor will usually remark on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a hazardous state.

This will include a non invasive check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the accessible sections of the wiring or fusebox on top of potential areas for concern such as checking the nature of the electrical fittings in shower rooms or verifying the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. Looking at any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey.

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