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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
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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 Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sandringham

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a home built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sandringham

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Sandringham) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional e.g. thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sandringham

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Sandringham and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sandringham property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Sandringham property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Sandringham Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour said subsidence is a problem affecting the flat. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience some minor cracking. The builder will likely return to a new structure after some months in order to repair settlement damage.

Many properties develop superficial cracks in a doorway, due to settlement. In serious conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report in Sandringham will include a valuation and will also include a cost of reinstatement. To ascertain an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will take into account experience of property in Sandringham and other things about the property e.g. size Your Sandringham surveyor will also consider construction type and make certain other assumptions, for example there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area conjectures, such as access to a flat or problematic roads and access, are made in addition to environmental issues like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

Stone block wall damage

Will a house with stone walls create issues? What should we be particularly aware of?

Ranging from Brown Woodkirk Sandstone to Dukes Gritstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Defects such as penetrating damp affect many stone-walled houses. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to houses, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used around doors and window frames. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Hillington Quarry, Station Road, Hillington, King

If you need more assistance, contact a Sandringham expert. For example, Norfolk Fender Seats, Elder Farm, Elder La, Grimston, King's Lynn, PE32 1BJ (Tel: 01485 600203) may help.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Sandringham and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sandringham property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Sandringham property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Sandringham Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour said subsidence is a problem affecting the flat. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience some minor cracking. The builder will likely return to a new structure after some months in order to repair settlement damage.

Many properties develop superficial cracks in a doorway, due to settlement. In serious conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report in Sandringham will include a valuation and will also include a cost of reinstatement. To ascertain an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will take into account experience of property in Sandringham and other things about the property e.g. size Your Sandringham surveyor will also consider construction type and make certain other assumptions, for example there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area conjectures, such as access to a flat or problematic roads and access, are made in addition to environmental issues like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

Stone block wall damage

Will a house with stone walls create issues? What should we be particularly aware of?

Ranging from Brown Woodkirk Sandstone to Dukes Gritstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Defects such as penetrating damp affect many stone-walled houses. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to houses, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used around doors and window frames. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Hillington Quarry, Station Road, Hillington, King

If you need more assistance, contact a Sandringham expert. For example, Norfolk Fender Seats, Elder Farm, Elder La, Grimston, King's Lynn, PE32 1BJ (Tel: 01485 600203) may help.

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