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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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Home Buyers Survey
in Lakenham

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  • RICS surveyors in Lakenham
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
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lakenham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home made of conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lakenham

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Lakenham) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Select this option for unconventional such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lakenham

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Lakenham and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Lakenham property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works on the Lakenham property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Lakenham property's state of repair as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Lakenham Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented that there is some brown asbestos sealant concealed in the house. What is asbestos and does the surveyor look at this?

Asbestos was not completely banned until the late nineties and buildings built before that date may have traces of asbestos. Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material. Some types are found in the building materials including boards around windows. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good tensile strength qualities and it may be found in boards around radiators for example. The main origins of asbestos were South Africa.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact breathing in a solitary fibre is not deadly.

If discovered, one must be careful never to displace asbestos and expert advice should be sought urgently. Getting rid of it can be dear but must be carried out by experts.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. However they will mention suspected asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Lakenham surveyor investigate indications of flooding damage?

It is estimated that over two million residences are exposed to flooding. Both home purchasers and home owners in areas exposed to flooding are right to be worried.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, offer suggestions for better flood defences.Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect Lakenham property enables the RICS surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The RICS surveyor may ask the property owner or occupier if the Lakenham property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Substandard guttering

In a Lakenham HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual an red light rating defects affecting rainwater pipes and gutters?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house buyers in Lakenham deciding whether or not to purchase a house or flat. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the impact on the property individual defects may have. Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Lakenham house being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any house buyers in Lakenham. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

They are visually inspected. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as blocked drains below ground. Undersized roof drains is an example of this.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Lakenham and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Lakenham property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works on the Lakenham property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Lakenham property's state of repair as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Lakenham Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented that there is some brown asbestos sealant concealed in the house. What is asbestos and does the surveyor look at this?

Asbestos was not completely banned until the late nineties and buildings built before that date may have traces of asbestos. Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material. Some types are found in the building materials including boards around windows. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good tensile strength qualities and it may be found in boards around radiators for example. The main origins of asbestos were South Africa.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact breathing in a solitary fibre is not deadly.

If discovered, one must be careful never to displace asbestos and expert advice should be sought urgently. Getting rid of it can be dear but must be carried out by experts.



Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. However they will mention suspected asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Lakenham surveyor investigate indications of flooding damage?

It is estimated that over two million residences are exposed to flooding. Both home purchasers and home owners in areas exposed to flooding are right to be worried.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, offer suggestions for better flood defences.Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect Lakenham property enables the RICS surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The RICS surveyor may ask the property owner or occupier if the Lakenham property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Substandard guttering

In a Lakenham HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual an red light rating defects affecting rainwater pipes and gutters?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house buyers in Lakenham deciding whether or not to purchase a house or flat. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the impact on the property individual defects may have. Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Lakenham house being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any house buyers in Lakenham. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

They are visually inspected. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as blocked drains below ground. Undersized roof drains is an example of this.

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