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Valuation
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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 Survey should I pick for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Long Stratton

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property made of conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Long Stratton

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Long Stratton) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard e.g. stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Long Stratton

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Long Stratton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Long Stratton property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Long Stratton property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Long Stratton House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

I want to buy a property in Long Stratton, NR15. It is on the market for £161, 441. What factors will surveyor evaluate when conducting a RICS valuation ?

There are many factors that can impact on the price of property from proximity to transport to whether the property is listed. One method is to look at house prices achieved in Long Stratton at the same time for comparable properties.

This means house prices recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £180, 341, which is £18, 900 more than the amount you are paying. 55, Lime Tree Avenue, Long Stratton, Norwich, South Norfolk, Norfolk, NR15 2TL a detached house sold for £286, 500 .

The only way for you to get a formal home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation by default. A qualified RICS surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder suggested subsidence has been a concern impacting the apartment. What subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey review?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. In some older structures cracks appear in Summer , and in Winter these will close when the materials absorb water.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. For example, water leaking from a collapsed drainage will clear away soil supporting the building structure. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Long Stratton surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Gas flame

Will the Long Stratton surveyor check the state of the gas mains supply?

Your RICS surveyor will visually check the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas heaters at the property, as well as gas associated fittings, for instance fireplaces. Any external fittings however, won't be detached. The system will not be tested at all. Most people are aware that gas is potentially deadly, if you have any worries about gas fittings of any type, call a gas engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Long Stratton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Long Stratton property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Long Stratton property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Long Stratton House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

I want to buy a property in Long Stratton, NR15. It is on the market for £161, 441. What factors will surveyor evaluate when conducting a RICS valuation ?

There are many factors that can impact on the price of property from proximity to transport to whether the property is listed. One method is to look at house prices achieved in Long Stratton at the same time for comparable properties.

This means house prices recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £180, 341, which is £18, 900 more than the amount you are paying. 55, Lime Tree Avenue, Long Stratton, Norwich, South Norfolk, Norfolk, NR15 2TL a detached house sold for £286, 500 .

The only way for you to get a formal home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation by default. A qualified RICS surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder suggested subsidence has been a concern impacting the apartment. What subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey review?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. In some older structures cracks appear in Summer , and in Winter these will close when the materials absorb water.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. For example, water leaking from a collapsed drainage will clear away soil supporting the building structure. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Long Stratton surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Gas flame

Will the Long Stratton surveyor check the state of the gas mains supply?

Your RICS surveyor will visually check the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas heaters at the property, as well as gas associated fittings, for instance fireplaces. Any external fittings however, won't be detached. The system will not be tested at all. Most people are aware that gas is potentially deadly, if you have any worries about gas fittings of any type, call a gas engineer.

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