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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Swaffham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home built from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Swaffham

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Swaffham) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for an unconventional property, for example a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Swaffham

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Swaffham and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Swaffham property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the Swaffham property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Swaffham property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Swaffham Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will my Chartered Surveyor examine on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian period home in Swaffham that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is actually just a specific type of render. Usually stucco is applied to brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. Stucco is highly attractive and is/was was often applied to Regency properties. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. It may contain lime in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Swaffham Home Buyers Suveys frequently reveal issues such as trapped moisture leading to damp problems. Other issues might be when the render is taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC. Re-coating problems with stucco can be costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there is a danger of flaky asbestos roof tiles in existence at the building. Which types of asbestos are a concern, will this be a hazard and does the Swaffham building survey report on it?

Asbestos was not prohibited until the late 90's and property built earlier than 1999 may contain asbestos. Asbestos is a harmful silicate material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials such as cement.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in ceilings. The main origins of asbestos were the US. Technically all forms (including white) are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact breathing in a solitary fibre will not kill you.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to damage it. Professional advice must be taken immediately. Professional removal of it will probably be dear and must always be conducted by trained experts. Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a Swaffham survey. They will mention the risk of asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

Other external areas of the property

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Swaffham, what effect can a an red light rating have on factors covered in Section E?

Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, with a minimum of technical jargon. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. Your surveyor can provide more details if required. Rusted conservatory walls or columns is an example.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Swaffham and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Swaffham property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the Swaffham property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Swaffham property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Swaffham Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will my Chartered Surveyor examine on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian period home in Swaffham that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is actually just a specific type of render. Usually stucco is applied to brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. Stucco is highly attractive and is/was was often applied to Regency properties. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. It may contain lime in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Swaffham Home Buyers Suveys frequently reveal issues such as trapped moisture leading to damp problems. Other issues might be when the render is taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC. Re-coating problems with stucco can be costly as the skills are becoming rarer.



Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there is a danger of flaky asbestos roof tiles in existence at the building. Which types of asbestos are a concern, will this be a hazard and does the Swaffham building survey report on it?

Asbestos was not prohibited until the late 90's and property built earlier than 1999 may contain asbestos. Asbestos is a harmful silicate material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials such as cement.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in ceilings. The main origins of asbestos were the US. Technically all forms (including white) are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact breathing in a solitary fibre will not kill you.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to damage it. Professional advice must be taken immediately. Professional removal of it will probably be dear and must always be conducted by trained experts. Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a Swaffham survey. They will mention the risk of asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

Other external areas of the property

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Swaffham, what effect can a an red light rating have on factors covered in Section E?

Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, with a minimum of technical jargon. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. Your surveyor can provide more details if required. Rusted conservatory walls or columns is an example.

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