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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 Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Norwich

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Norwich

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Norwich) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Norwich

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Norwich and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Norwich property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Norwich property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Norwich Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1860s house with stone walls. Which major matters should we consider?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including delaminated render. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like delaminated render will vary with the particular type of stone. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Norwich property, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we need to be conscious of when intending to buy a building in Norwich inside Mile Cross conservation area ?

Mile Cross is in a conservation area and has been classed as poor by English Heritage, with low vulnerability and deteriorating. For detailed information see their or contact the Mile Cross conservation area administrator - Chris Bennett on 01603 212513. There are many thousands official conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local council. Mile Cross is administered by Norwich City Council at City Hall, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1NH. Call 0344 980 3333. Surveyors in Norwich must possess sufficient knowledge of local factors and the effect they have with the building and its value. Property values is, more often than not, inflated because of conservation areas being in good order.

Surveyors will advise you whether the property could be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will suggest the proper questions are conducted by your legal representation. Unapproved adjustments to the building may also be noted, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser. Rodney Goodson are based in 50 Unthank Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2RF and may be happy to advise further. Tel: 01603 632832

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report, can you give examples of an red light rating defects affecting windows?

Condition rating three is used to highlight very serious issues. 'Red' defects may also need further investigation by a qualified specialist before a full assessment can be made. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. A sash window with badly rusted metal components, for example, is included in Section E.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Norwich and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Norwich property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Norwich property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Norwich Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1860s house with stone walls. Which major matters should we consider?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including delaminated render. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like delaminated render will vary with the particular type of stone. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Norwich property, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.



Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we need to be conscious of when intending to buy a building in Norwich inside Mile Cross conservation area ?

Mile Cross is in a conservation area and has been classed as poor by English Heritage, with low vulnerability and deteriorating. For detailed information see their or contact the Mile Cross conservation area administrator - Chris Bennett on 01603 212513. There are many thousands official conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local council. Mile Cross is administered by Norwich City Council at City Hall, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1NH. Call 0344 980 3333. Surveyors in Norwich must possess sufficient knowledge of local factors and the effect they have with the building and its value. Property values is, more often than not, inflated because of conservation areas being in good order.

Surveyors will advise you whether the property could be in a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will suggest the proper questions are conducted by your legal representation. Unapproved adjustments to the building may also be noted, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser. Rodney Goodson are based in 50 Unthank Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2RF and may be happy to advise further. Tel: 01603 632832

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report, can you give examples of an red light rating defects affecting windows?

Condition rating three is used to highlight very serious issues. 'Red' defects may also need further investigation by a qualified specialist before a full assessment can be made. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. A sash window with badly rusted metal components, for example, is included in Section E.

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