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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 Sandringham

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a home built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sandringham

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Sandringham) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional e.g. thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sandringham

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Sandringham and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Sandringham property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Sandringham property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Sandringham Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

Will a house with stone walls create issues? What should we be particularly aware of?

Ranging from Brown Woodkirk Sandstone to Dukes Gritstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Defects such as penetrating damp affect many stone-walled houses. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to houses, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used around doors and window frames. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Hillington Quarry, Station Road, Hillington, King

If you need more assistance, contact a Sandringham expert. For example, Norfolk Fender Seats, Elder Farm, Elder La, Grimston, King's Lynn, PE32 1BJ (Tel: 01485 600203) may help.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact may wet weather have on a Sandringham property, and does our Sandringham building survey mention it? Could it affect the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of houses in the area, I find it strange that the effect which wet conditions has on Sandringham buildings is not given the attention it deserves by buyers. If you have only seen the property you intend to purchase on a clear day, problems are unlikely to be visible. Signs that gutters are blocked include rotten roofing elements. This could then result in a damp or flooded cellar.

Whether buying in Sandringham or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Building Surveys on houses

When investing in a modified Victorian detached home, do I need to get a full structural survey?

Full Structural Surveys have a new title and are now named Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is appropriate if investigating a non period Sandringham house assembled from conventional building materials. The Building Survey is the most relevant survey to choose in relation to the house described. There are a number provisos come with a Building Survey as a chartered surveyor is not in a position to force or open up the structure of the property for example, or inspect any part that could risk personal injury.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Sandringham and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Sandringham property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Sandringham property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Sandringham Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

Will a house with stone walls create issues? What should we be particularly aware of?

Ranging from Brown Woodkirk Sandstone to Dukes Gritstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Defects such as penetrating damp affect many stone-walled houses. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to houses, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used around doors and window frames. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include repointing mortar with a suitable material.



Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Hillington Quarry, Station Road, Hillington, King

If you need more assistance, contact a Sandringham expert. For example, Norfolk Fender Seats, Elder Farm, Elder La, Grimston, King's Lynn, PE32 1BJ (Tel: 01485 600203) may help.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact may wet weather have on a Sandringham property, and does our Sandringham building survey mention it? Could it affect the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of houses in the area, I find it strange that the effect which wet conditions has on Sandringham buildings is not given the attention it deserves by buyers. If you have only seen the property you intend to purchase on a clear day, problems are unlikely to be visible. Signs that gutters are blocked include rotten roofing elements. This could then result in a damp or flooded cellar.

Whether buying in Sandringham or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Building Surveys on houses

When investing in a modified Victorian detached home, do I need to get a full structural survey?

Full Structural Surveys have a new title and are now named Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is appropriate if investigating a non period Sandringham house assembled from conventional building materials. The Building Survey is the most relevant survey to choose in relation to the house described. There are a number provisos come with a Building Survey as a chartered surveyor is not in a position to force or open up the structure of the property for example, or inspect any part that could risk personal injury.

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