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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lowestoft

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lowestoft

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Lowestoft) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional such as architecturally unusual or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lowestoft

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring 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 home in Lowestoft and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Lowestoft property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Lowestoft property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Lowestoft Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a 17th Century converted cow-house. What should be budgeted for upkeep?

For houses in Lowestoft built before the 20th Century, age can worry purchasers. Structures featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be expensive to maintain. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for listed property, .

Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may be required.

Conservation area

Are there any problems I would be advised to consider when intending to buy a converted flat in Lowestoft in conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

There are thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are overseen by the local council.

Home Buyers Surveys in Lowestoft need to possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local factors and the bearing they have with the home and its value. Values tends to be greater because of them being largely unspoilt

Property surveyors are expected inform you if the planned purchase looks to be so designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Lowestoft Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted by your solicitor. Unsympathetic adjustments to the building should be commented on, however these should be concern for your conveyancer. Colin Palmer & Co are based in 19 Regent Road, Waveney, Suffolk, NR32 1PA should be happy help you with further information. Tel: 01502 589277

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the thirties house we want to move into, it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system; will a Lowestoft Homebuyer Report give details on on the electrical system?

During a Homebuyer Report in Lowestoft a surveyor should report on the state of the electrics if it appears that they are in a less than satisfactory state.

This will include an overview inspection of the open areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of areas e.g. making sure that supplementary bonding is in the correct place. Reporting on any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should be part of the survey. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician will usually form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise that a periodic test be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out). For expert help on all things electrical - Gilbert Electrical & Secruity Ltd , 56 Pinbush Rd, Lowestoft, NR33 7NL .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Lowestoft and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Lowestoft property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Lowestoft property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Lowestoft Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a 17th Century converted cow-house. What should be budgeted for upkeep?

For houses in Lowestoft built before the 20th Century, age can worry purchasers. Structures featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be expensive to maintain. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for listed property, .

Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may be required.

Conservation area


Are there any problems I would be advised to consider when intending to buy a converted flat in Lowestoft in conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

There are thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are overseen by the local council.

Home Buyers Surveys in Lowestoft need to possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local factors and the bearing they have with the home and its value. Values tends to be greater because of them being largely unspoilt

Property surveyors are expected inform you if the planned purchase looks to be so designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Lowestoft Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted by your solicitor. Unsympathetic adjustments to the building should be commented on, however these should be concern for your conveyancer. Colin Palmer & Co are based in 19 Regent Road, Waveney, Suffolk, NR32 1PA should be happy help you with further information. Tel: 01502 589277

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the thirties house we want to move into, it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system; will a Lowestoft Homebuyer Report give details on on the electrical system?

During a Homebuyer Report in Lowestoft a surveyor should report on the state of the electrics if it appears that they are in a less than satisfactory state.

This will include an overview inspection of the open areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of areas e.g. making sure that supplementary bonding is in the correct place. Reporting on any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should be part of the survey. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician will usually form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise that a periodic test be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out). For expert help on all things electrical - Gilbert Electrical & Secruity Ltd , 56 Pinbush Rd, Lowestoft, NR33 7NL .

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