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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 building survey should I pick for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stalham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stalham

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Stalham) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for an unconventional property, for example box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stalham

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Stalham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Stalham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension on the Stalham property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Stalham property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Stalham Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1972-built house in Stalham and noticed that windows in the dining room did not line up. What subsidence information does the Stalham property survey include?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. Buyers in Stalham should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. In some older houses cracks may be visible in the Summer months[ that close up in the winter] when the materials soak up moisture.

In regions with a high concentration of clay soil, drought can cause the water table to drop. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, putting pressure on the structure and causing movement. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Stalham surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the building we intend to acquire we think we noticed that there is an unsafe electrical system; does Stalham survey report on electrical defects?

During a Stalham Home Buyers Survey the surveyor should remark on the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a poor state of repair. The RICS surveyor should also focus on things like reporting on the state of any fixed electrical appliances, e.g. water heaters or checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the documents from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advocate a Periodic Inspection Report should be carried out every 10 years (5 if letting). For nearby Stalham help on electrical systems speak to Nola , 22 Mill Rd, Frettenham, Norwich, NR12 7LQ .

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a home in Stalham , and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What should we do about roof repairs?

Stalham residences that are otherwise ideal can be hiding serious roof maintenance problems, such as wet rot. From parapet walls to fascias, all aspects of the roof will be taken into account. The house surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

The expense of thatching, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Stalham roofing contractor can provide one.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Stalham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Stalham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension on the Stalham property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Stalham property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Stalham Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1972-built house in Stalham and noticed that windows in the dining room did not line up. What subsidence information does the Stalham property survey include?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. Buyers in Stalham should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. In some older houses cracks may be visible in the Summer months[ that close up in the winter] when the materials soak up moisture.

In regions with a high concentration of clay soil, drought can cause the water table to drop. This can dry out, shrinking the clay, putting pressure on the structure and causing movement. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Stalham surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the building we intend to acquire we think we noticed that there is an unsafe electrical system; does Stalham survey report on electrical defects?

During a Stalham Home Buyers Survey the surveyor should remark on the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a poor state of repair. The RICS surveyor should also focus on things like reporting on the state of any fixed electrical appliances, e.g. water heaters or checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the documents from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advocate a Periodic Inspection Report should be carried out every 10 years (5 if letting). For nearby Stalham help on electrical systems speak to Nola , 22 Mill Rd, Frettenham, Norwich, NR12 7LQ .

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a home in Stalham , and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What should we do about roof repairs?

Stalham residences that are otherwise ideal can be hiding serious roof maintenance problems, such as wet rot. From parapet walls to fascias, all aspects of the roof will be taken into account. The house surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

The expense of thatching, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Stalham roofing contractor can provide one.

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