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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.

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  • 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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in Debenham

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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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 Survey is right for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Debenham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property made of standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Debenham

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Debenham) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Debenham

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • HomeBuyer Report
    Park Way, Wickham Market, Woodbridge, IP13

  • Building Survey
    High Street, Wickham Market, Woodbridge, IP13

Home Buyers Survey Debenham

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Debenham and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Debenham property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make substantial modifications on the property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Debenham property's condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Debenham Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the period property we are hoping to move into, it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board ; will a Homebuyer Report in Debenham report on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Debenham Home Survey a surveyor will comment on the state of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a less than satisfactory condition. A Surveyor is required to focus on things like checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting the documentation from the most recent PIR conducted by an electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Debenham.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What are the risks, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be corrected. Many homes in Debenham are constructed from a range of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. For example, water leaking from a collapsed drainage will wash away the earth protecting the building's foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. 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. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

House Prices

What different issues will your qualified RICS surveyor consider when calculating house prices in Debenham ?

Any number of issues which could positively or negatively affect the price of property such as the square footage or if it is near a potential development. .

The most accurate way for you to get an independent house valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as standard.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Debenham and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Debenham property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make substantial modifications on the property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Debenham property's condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Debenham Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the period property we are hoping to move into, it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board ; will a Homebuyer Report in Debenham report on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Debenham Home Survey a surveyor will comment on the state of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a less than satisfactory condition. A Surveyor is required to focus on things like checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting the documentation from the most recent PIR conducted by an electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Debenham.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What are the risks, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be corrected. Many homes in Debenham are constructed from a range of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. For example, water leaking from a collapsed drainage will wash away the earth protecting the building's foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. 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. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

House Prices

What different issues will your qualified RICS surveyor consider when calculating house prices in Debenham ?

Any number of issues which could positively or negatively affect the price of property such as the square footage or if it is near a potential development. .

The most accurate way for you to get an independent house valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as standard.

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