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We work with RICS qualified surveyors around the country who offer high quality property surveys at a great price. Surveyor Local gives you piece of mind about your future property, and offers RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Property Valuations.

The surveyor who produces your report will be local to you with local knowledge of the area.

  • RICS qualified surveyor
  • Can help you negotiate on the property price
  • Thorough and accurate report
  • Clear traffic-light ratings for all aspects of the property
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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

Surveyor Local only works with surveyors regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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All Surveyor Local's surveyors are independent and not linked to any mortgage lenders.

Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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Valuation
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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 Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bowthorpe

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bowthorpe

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bowthorpe) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bowthorpe

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Bowthorpe and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Bowthorpe property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Bowthorpe property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Bowthorpe Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Substandard guttering

On a Bowthorpe HomeBuyer Report what are common defects an amber light rating impacting 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

The drainage system is inspected visually, where access is possible. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report combined system problems. Poor quality or inefficient downspouts, for example, would be reported here.

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the impact on the property individual defects may have. A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point, but this may not be urgent.

House Prices

I intend to acquire a detached house in Bowthorpe, NR9 for around £201, 560. What will a Bowthorpe RICS surveyor consider on a home buyers survey ?

There are many factors which could affect house prices ranging from anti social neighbours to its proximity to other factors sought after amenities. It is useful to look at house prices registered at the Land Registry for comparable properties.

This means house prices registered at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £195, 260, which is £6, 300 less than the price being asked. The average for houses and flats was £188, 622. Meadow View, Little Melton Road, Beckhithe, Norwich, South Norfolk, Norfolk, NR9 3NP a detached house sold for £85, 000 .

The most reliable way to get an impartial house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report in Bowthorpe which includes a formal valuation as standard.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Bowthorpe Surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a garage) and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Bowthorpe property will include a property valuation and a reinstatement cost. When calculating the valuation your surveyor will factor in area knowledge as well as other factors about the property for instance: style of architecture Your Bowthorpe surveyor will also consider construction type and make certain other assumptions, for example there are no damaging materials.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area conjectures, like problematic roads and access, are made as well as any significant environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, also being considered.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Bowthorpe and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Bowthorpe property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Bowthorpe property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Bowthorpe Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Substandard guttering

On a Bowthorpe HomeBuyer Report what are common defects an amber light rating impacting 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

The drainage system is inspected visually, where access is possible. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report combined system problems. Poor quality or inefficient downspouts, for example, would be reported here.

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the impact on the property individual defects may have. A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point, but this may not be urgent.



House Prices

I intend to acquire a detached house in Bowthorpe, NR9 for around £201, 560. What will a Bowthorpe RICS surveyor consider on a home buyers survey ?

There are many factors which could affect house prices ranging from anti social neighbours to its proximity to other factors sought after amenities. It is useful to look at house prices registered at the Land Registry for comparable properties.

This means house prices registered at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £195, 260, which is £6, 300 less than the price being asked. The average for houses and flats was £188, 622. Meadow View, Little Melton Road, Beckhithe, Norwich, South Norfolk, Norfolk, NR9 3NP a detached house sold for £85, 000 .

The most reliable way to get an impartial house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report in Bowthorpe which includes a formal valuation as standard.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Bowthorpe Surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a garage) and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Bowthorpe property will include a property valuation and a reinstatement cost. When calculating the valuation your surveyor will factor in area knowledge as well as other factors about the property for instance: style of architecture Your Bowthorpe surveyor will also consider construction type and make certain other assumptions, for example there are no damaging materials.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area conjectures, like problematic roads and access, are made as well as any significant environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, also being considered.

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