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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Thetford

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a home built from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Thetford

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Thetford) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for unconventional e.g. cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Thetford

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Thetford property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works on the Thetford property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give comprehensive details of the Thetford property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Thetford Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Thetford, and will the building survey look for indications of water damage?

Soil-clogged drainage, rain and overflowing waterways can cause flooding. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a survey report will inform your decision. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. An awareness of characteristics of the Thetford area likely to affect the residence also enables the home surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we would be advised to look out for when purchasing a converted house in Thetford in Thetford conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

Thetford is in a conservation area and has been classified as at risk by English Heritage, with unknown vulnerability and deteriorating significantly. For further information visit their website or contact the Thetford conservation area administrator. There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in the UK which are overseen by local councils. Thetford is looked after by Forest of Dean District Council at Council Offices, High Street, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8HG who can be contacted on 01594 810 000. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have knowledge of local considerations and the relation they have on the home. House prices will probably be inflated which is down to the areas retaining original features.

Surveyors will tell you whether the property looks like it may be classified as such and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are carried out during the legal process. Out of keeping changes to the building may be noted but these are really more a concern for your legal representative.

Gas flame

Will the Thetford surveyor examine the safety of the gas mains supply?

A local surveyor will visually examine the easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the location of the meter for instance, as well as gas connected appliances such as balanced flues. Any external fittings won't actually be detached. Of course, gas is potentially fatal, if you have any concerns about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Norfolk based local Gas Safe registered companies include Let-Tec Limited of 8, Edith Cavell Close, Thetford, Norfolk Tel. 0800 0016 953 and M Berry Gas Services Domestic of 20, Hardy Close, Thetford, Norfolk Tel. 07771921043.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Thetford property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works on the Thetford property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give comprehensive details of the Thetford property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Thetford Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Thetford, and will the building survey look for indications of water damage?

Soil-clogged drainage, rain and overflowing waterways can cause flooding. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a survey report will inform your decision. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. An awareness of characteristics of the Thetford area likely to affect the residence also enables the home surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.



Conservation area

Are there any considerations we would be advised to look out for when purchasing a converted house in Thetford in Thetford conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

Thetford is in a conservation area and has been classified as at risk by English Heritage, with unknown vulnerability and deteriorating significantly. For further information visit their website or contact the Thetford conservation area administrator. There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in the UK which are overseen by local councils. Thetford is looked after by Forest of Dean District Council at Council Offices, High Street, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8HG who can be contacted on 01594 810 000. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have knowledge of local considerations and the relation they have on the home. House prices will probably be inflated which is down to the areas retaining original features.

Surveyors will tell you whether the property looks like it may be classified as such and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are carried out during the legal process. Out of keeping changes to the building may be noted but these are really more a concern for your legal representative.

Gas flame

Will the Thetford surveyor examine the safety of the gas mains supply?

A local surveyor will visually examine the easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the location of the meter for instance, as well as gas connected appliances such as balanced flues. Any external fittings won't actually be detached. Of course, gas is potentially fatal, if you have any concerns about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Norfolk based local Gas Safe registered companies include Let-Tec Limited of 8, Edith Cavell Close, Thetford, Norfolk Tel. 0800 0016 953 and M Berry Gas Services Domestic of 20, Hardy Close, Thetford, Norfolk Tel. 07771921043.

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