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  Mortgage Valuation
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Valuation
Property
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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sprowston

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property constructed from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sprowston

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Sprowston) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. architecturally unusual or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sprowston

    This is a professional valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Sprowston and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Sprowston property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Sprowston property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Sprowston House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Sprowston property built on clay soil can experience problems. Will your Property Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a home's foundations can create difficulties, with subsidence being a common example. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects. , such as separation of the skirting board from the floor.

Taking precautions, such as taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close

to the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying a 18th Century farmstead. Will the age of the house be a problem?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can sometimes be an issue. Sprowston homes built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to maintain. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. If you plan to make alterations to a period building, discuss options with the property surveyor for more detail.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues we would be advised to be conscious of if intending to buy a period property in Sprowston near a conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are overseen by local authorities. Surveyors in Sprowston need to have sufficient knowledge of relevant local considerations and any relation may have on the property. Property values is, more often than not, more than prices outside the area as a result of the areas being unspoilt. However many areas have been neglected and are in shoddy condition e.g. the huge increase in street clutter

Surveyors will tell you if the property could be is so classified and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are raised by your conveyancer. Unconsented developments to the building may also be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for your legal representative.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Sprowston and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Sprowston property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Sprowston property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Sprowston House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Sprowston property built on clay soil can experience problems. Will your Property Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a home's foundations can create difficulties, with subsidence being a common example. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects. , such as separation of the skirting board from the floor.

Taking precautions, such as taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close



to the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying a 18th Century farmstead. Will the age of the house be a problem?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can sometimes be an issue. Sprowston homes built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to maintain. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. If you plan to make alterations to a period building, discuss options with the property surveyor for more detail.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues we would be advised to be conscious of if intending to buy a period property in Sprowston near a conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are overseen by local authorities. Surveyors in Sprowston need to have sufficient knowledge of relevant local considerations and any relation may have on the property. Property values is, more often than not, more than prices outside the area as a result of the areas being unspoilt. However many areas have been neglected and are in shoddy condition e.g. the huge increase in street clutter

Surveyors will tell you if the property could be is so classified and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are raised by your conveyancer. Unconsented developments to the building may also be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for your legal representative.

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