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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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Home Buyers Survey
in Fakenham

  • Next day bookings available
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  • RICS surveyors in Fakenham
From £225
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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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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Need a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Fakenham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a property built from standard building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Fakenham

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Fakenham) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard e.g. wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Fakenham

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing 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 on a home in Fakenham and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Fakenham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Fakenham property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Fakenham Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Property Survey to include?

There are several common problems associated with clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content, such as cracks along the garage ceiling. There is a real benefit in booking a Fakenham surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

Chimney stacks

In a Fakenham HomeBuyer Report, what will 'E1 - Chimney stacks' refer to?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a home. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give buyers a clear understanding of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Fakenham property. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns.

A fairly common example may be sections of the flue which are poorly secured. They Chimney stacks are reviewed visually using binoculars if the roof is hard to access.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour said that the had been a problem with cracked supports - What should we do about roof repairs?

Questions like this are often asked of RICS surveyors by purchasers who are aware that property could unfortunately be experiencing roofing woes. From ridge flashing to trusses, the roof structure as a whole must be reviewed. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

The expense of felting a flat roof, 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. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Fakenham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Fakenham property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Fakenham Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Property Survey to include?

There are several common problems associated with clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content, such as cracks along the garage ceiling. There is a real benefit in booking a Fakenham surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.



Chimney stacks

In a Fakenham HomeBuyer Report, what will 'E1 - Chimney stacks' refer to?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a home. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give buyers a clear understanding of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Fakenham property. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns.

A fairly common example may be sections of the flue which are poorly secured. They Chimney stacks are reviewed visually using binoculars if the roof is hard to access.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour said that the had been a problem with cracked supports - What should we do about roof repairs?

Questions like this are often asked of RICS surveyors by purchasers who are aware that property could unfortunately be experiencing roofing woes. From ridge flashing to trusses, the roof structure as a whole must be reviewed. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

The expense of felting a flat roof, 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. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

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