Get a free instant quote for a property survey in Needham Market

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
Survey Quote in 60 Seconds

Please be assured that your data will only be provided to the surveyor and we will not pass your data on to third parties.

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.

Surveyor Local has earned hundreds of five star reviews from happy clients.

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.

HomeBuyer Report sample

Home Buyers Survey
in Needham Market

  • Next day bookings available
  • Fast turnaround of report
  • RICS surveyors in Needham Market
From £225
inc. VAT
 

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.

Click preferred survey type to begin download.

Download sample HomeBuyer Report HomeBuyer Report sample

Download sample Building Survey Building Survey sample

Download sample Property Valuation Property Valuation sample

Survey reports can be large files containing many photos of a property. On slower connections these files may take a short while to download.

Compare Needham Market Property Surveys

X

  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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
  Tick Tick Tick
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
    Tick  Tick
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
  Tick Tick Tick
Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
    Tick  
Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
    Tick Tick
Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
Tick Tick Tick Tick
Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
  Tick Tick  
Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
      Tick
Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
      Tick
Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
    Tick Tick
Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
    Tick Tick
Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
    Tick  
Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
    Tick  
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
      Tick
Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
    Tick Tick
    Get Property Valuation Quote Get HomeBuyer Survey Quote Get Building Survey Quote
 

Which Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Needham Market

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Needham Market

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Needham Market) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional such as stone slab roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Needham Market

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

Reviews

Needham Market Surveyors

"Surveyor Local were fast, affordable and thorough. I couldn't fault them in any way."

Needham Market Surveyors

Home Surveys in Needham Market

RICS Chartered Surveyors with coverage in Needham Market and throughout every county of England and Wales.

Home Buyers Survey Needham Market

Error message

  • Notice: Undefined variable: outputDisabled in navtax_main() (line 694 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/navtax/navtax.module).
  • Strict warning: Only variables should be passed by reference in native_block_view() (line 494 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/native/native.module).
  • Notice: Undefined variable: block in internal_analytics_block_view() (line 115 of /home/surveyorlocalco/public_html/sites/all/modules/custom/internal_analytics/internal_analytics.module).
HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Needham Market and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Needham Market property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Needham Market property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Needham Market Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

We are intend to be purchasing a detached property in Needham Market (IP14) for £215, 331. What considerations will a Needham Market surveyor take into account when calculating house prices in Needham Market ?

There are a huge number of issues which could have a bearing on the price of property e.g. the amount of ground rent or the status of the central heating. It may help to benchmark prices house prices achieved in Needham Market at the same time for similar properties.

This means house prices paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £204, 131, which is £11, 200 less than the asking price. The house/flat average was £201, 399. 11, Water Lane, Debenham, Stowmarket, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14 6QB a detached property was purchased for £265, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get an accurate home valued is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as an

inclusive part. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

A professional RICS surveyor should visit the home as well as considering the large variety of area items that have a bearing on property values.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a flat near to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes e.g. hazardous refuse disposal. No one wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Worries might include tars and other hazardous materials. Health problems for example congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Needham Market RICS surveyors will find structural problems linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets as well as Mid Suffolk Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses in Needham Market cause issues for a new owner? What should we be particularly aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of houses in Needham Market. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like stone faces will vary with the particular type of stone. Stone quarried in the area is common to local houses in Needham Market, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Barham Rail Depot, Barham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 0PF, which quarries Crushed Rock, for details. Call 08005 874856 for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Needham Market and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Needham Market property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Needham Market property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Needham Market Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

We are intend to be purchasing a detached property in Needham Market (IP14) for £215, 331. What considerations will a Needham Market surveyor take into account when calculating house prices in Needham Market ?

There are a huge number of issues which could have a bearing on the price of property e.g. the amount of ground rent or the status of the central heating. It may help to benchmark prices house prices achieved in Needham Market at the same time for similar properties.

This means house prices paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £204, 131, which is £11, 200 less than the asking price. The house/flat average was £201, 399. 11, Water Lane, Debenham, Stowmarket, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14 6QB a detached property was purchased for £265, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get an accurate home valued is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as an



inclusive part. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

A professional RICS surveyor should visit the home as well as considering the large variety of area items that have a bearing on property values.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a flat near to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes e.g. hazardous refuse disposal. No one wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Worries might include tars and other hazardous materials. Health problems for example congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Needham Market RICS surveyors will find structural problems linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets as well as Mid Suffolk Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses in Needham Market cause issues for a new owner? What should we be particularly aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of houses in Needham Market. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like stone faces will vary with the particular type of stone. Stone quarried in the area is common to local houses in Needham Market, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Barham Rail Depot, Barham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 0PF, which quarries Crushed Rock, for details. Call 08005 874856 for more information.

Get an instant
home survey quote online

Get a quote