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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.

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.

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Home Buyers Survey
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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
  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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Which Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Norwich

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Norwich

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Norwich) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Norwich

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • HomeBuyer Report
    Summercourt, Mattishall Road, Gravestone, Norwich, NR9

  • Property Valuation Report
    Georges Cottage, East Church Street, Kenninghall, Norwich, Norfolk, NR16

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Norwich and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Norwich property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Norwich property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Norwich Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report will contain a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate as standard. To work out the value of the property your RICS valuer will combine local Norwich market factors and other factors about the property for instance: state of repair Your Norwich surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will draw upon other assumptions e.g. the building connected to mains services such as electricity.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further Norwich assumptions, such as use of communal grounds or services, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like industrial buildings, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1860s house with stone walls. Which major matters should we consider?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including delaminated render. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like delaminated render will vary with the particular type of stone. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Norwich property, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My partner spotted signs of vermin in the basement. Should we get a property surveyor?

Pests like termites may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Norwich.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. As some pests can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. The Norwich surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Norwich and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Norwich property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Norwich property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Norwich Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report will contain a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate as standard. To work out the value of the property your RICS valuer will combine local Norwich market factors and other factors about the property for instance: state of repair Your Norwich surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will draw upon other assumptions e.g. the building connected to mains services such as electricity.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further Norwich assumptions, such as use of communal grounds or services, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like industrial buildings, which are also considered as part of the valuation.



Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1860s house with stone walls. Which major matters should we consider?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including delaminated render. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like delaminated render will vary with the particular type of stone. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Norwich property, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My partner spotted signs of vermin in the basement. Should we get a property surveyor?

Pests like termites may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Norwich.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. As some pests can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. The Norwich surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

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