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Valuation
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Building
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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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My partner spotted signs of vermin in the basement. Should we get a property surveyor?

Pests like termites may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Norwich.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. As some pests can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. The Norwich surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the period property I am meaning to buy, it looked like there is an old fuse board - will the Norwich surveyor advise the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Norwich the surveyor should usually add detail on the overall electrical system if it appears that the electrics are in an unsafe condition.

This should include a non invasive inspection of the superficial areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to issues like verifying the state of any fitted electrical appliances, for example storage radiators or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings. .

Examining the documents from the most recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest an electrical system check should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting). For expert nearby guidance on electrical testing - speak to Huntington David , 190 Dereham Rd, Norwich, NR2 3AJ .

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there might be an asbestos tank in the flat. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos was not prohibited until 1999 so buildings built prior to then may have traces of asbestos. Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous substance of several naturally occurring materials. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials including boilers. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in boiler cupboard. It is found all over the world including South Africa. Technically all forms including white are carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact inhaling a solitary fibre is not fatal.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to move it. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. Removing it asbestos will likely be expensive but absolutely must be conducted by professionals. Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a Norwich HomeBuyer report. Your Norwich surveyor should note suspected asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My partner spotted signs of vermin in the basement. Should we get a property surveyor?

Pests like termites may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Norwich.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. As some pests can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. The Norwich surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.



Shocking Electrics

When I visited the period property I am meaning to buy, it looked like there is an old fuse board - will the Norwich surveyor advise the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Norwich the surveyor should usually add detail on the overall electrical system if it appears that the electrics are in an unsafe condition.

This should include a non invasive inspection of the superficial areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to issues like verifying the state of any fitted electrical appliances, for example storage radiators or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings. .

Examining the documents from the most recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest an electrical system check should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting). For expert nearby guidance on electrical testing - speak to Huntington David , 190 Dereham Rd, Norwich, NR2 3AJ .

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there might be an asbestos tank in the flat. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos was not prohibited until 1999 so buildings built prior to then may have traces of asbestos. Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous substance of several naturally occurring materials. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials including boilers. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in boiler cupboard. It is found all over the world including South Africa. Technically all forms including white are carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact inhaling a solitary fibre is not fatal.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to move it. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. Removing it asbestos will likely be expensive but absolutely must be conducted by professionals. Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a Norwich HomeBuyer report. Your Norwich surveyor should note suspected asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

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