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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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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Harleston

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a home built from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Harleston

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Harleston) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard e.g. mundic buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Harleston

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
in Harleston

  • HomeBuyer Report
    High Road, Wortwell, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20

  • Building Survey
    Pockthorpe Cottage, Pockthorpe Lane, Chapel Hill, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Harleston and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Harleston property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Harleston property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Harleston House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations cause difficulties? I am buying a house in Harleston. Will the Harleston Home Survey consider this?

Factors from dry rot to snow can cause costs and inconvenience for a home-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of numerous issues. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. Drought, for instance, can have a contracting effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Harleston home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. A Harleston surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

House Prices

I intend to acquire a detached house in Harleston, IP20. The vendor is asking £238, 214. What considerations will a Harleston local surveyor take into account in the process of a Home Survey ?

There are a great number of factors which could have a bearing on the price of property ranging from proximity to road noise to general regional pricing. It may help to set against the prices of house achieved in the area for similar houses.

The average house price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £217, 914, which is £20, 300 less than the selling price. The house/flat average was £214, 184. 77, Church View, Harleston, South Norfolk, Norfolk, IP20 9HR a detached property sold for £170, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get an accurate home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as part of the service. Your qualified surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing an older barn conversion in Harleston. Will the home's age be a problem?

Many buyers in Harleston would like to own property with real personality. Use of traditional methods, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Property showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find .

Construction materials, such as locally-quarried stone, , which could mean long-term upkeep.If you have doubts, speak to your building surveyor for more information. As an example of Post Medieval building, 17 Broad Street, Orkney Cottage in Harleston was constructed in around 1769.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Harleston and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Harleston property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Harleston property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Harleston House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations cause difficulties? I am buying a house in Harleston. Will the Harleston Home Survey consider this?

Factors from dry rot to snow can cause costs and inconvenience for a home-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of numerous issues. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. Drought, for instance, can have a contracting effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Harleston home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. A Harleston surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.



House Prices

I intend to acquire a detached house in Harleston, IP20. The vendor is asking £238, 214. What considerations will a Harleston local surveyor take into account in the process of a Home Survey ?

There are a great number of factors which could have a bearing on the price of property ranging from proximity to road noise to general regional pricing. It may help to set against the prices of house achieved in the area for similar houses.

The average house price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £217, 914, which is £20, 300 less than the selling price. The house/flat average was £214, 184. 77, Church View, Harleston, South Norfolk, Norfolk, IP20 9HR a detached property sold for £170, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get an accurate home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as part of the service. Your qualified surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing an older barn conversion in Harleston. Will the home's age be a problem?

Many buyers in Harleston would like to own property with real personality. Use of traditional methods, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Property showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be challenging to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find .

Construction materials, such as locally-quarried stone, , which could mean long-term upkeep.If you have doubts, speak to your building surveyor for more information. As an example of Post Medieval building, 17 Broad Street, Orkney Cottage in Harleston was constructed in around 1769.

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