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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in North Walsham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a home built from standard 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 North Walsham

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in North Walsham) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard , for example timber wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in North Walsham

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in North Walsham and which one is cheaper?

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

If the North Walsham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the North Walsham property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a North Walsham Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does happen in newly constructed structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork, or the widening of existing cracks, may indicate subsidence. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Any further movement, or

risk of movement, must be halted. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

External walls

In the HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of an red light rating defects for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4. Missing or ineffective weep holes and flashing on veneer walls would be reported here, for example. Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. In some cases, such a rating may indicate further expert opinion is needed before an accurate statement can be given. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the impact on the property individual defects may have.

English Heritage

I am buying a property close to Market Cross , will this affect the property's value?

Market Cross is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance will usually add to the attractiveness of an area. Other local monuments of interest are The Great Barn.. The RICS surveyor will include all regional criteria when conducting homebuyer report in North Walsham. Refer to the English Heritage site for further information on Market Cross.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in North Walsham and which one is cheaper?

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

If the North Walsham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the North Walsham property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a North Walsham Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does happen in newly constructed structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork, or the widening of existing cracks, may indicate subsidence. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Any further movement, or



risk of movement, must be halted. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

External walls

In the HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of an red light rating defects for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4. Missing or ineffective weep holes and flashing on veneer walls would be reported here, for example. Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. In some cases, such a rating may indicate further expert opinion is needed before an accurate statement can be given. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the impact on the property individual defects may have.

English Heritage

I am buying a property close to Market Cross , will this affect the property's value?

Market Cross is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance will usually add to the attractiveness of an area. Other local monuments of interest are The Great Barn.. The RICS surveyor will include all regional criteria when conducting homebuyer report in North Walsham. Refer to the English Heritage site for further information on Market Cross.

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