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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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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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Which Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sprowston

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property constructed from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sprowston

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Sprowston) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. architecturally unusual or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sprowston

    This is a professional valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Sprowston and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Sprowston property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Sprowston property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Sprowston House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact does wet weather have on a building, and does our house surveyor in Sprowston mention it?

Regular rainfall is common in Sprowston and across the country, but wet conditions and the effect it can have on buildings in Sprowston are rarely considered properly by home buyers. If you have only been to the house in on a clear day, defects may not have been obvious. Whether buying in Sprowston or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix if dealt with quickly. If not cleared out regularly, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the home I intend to purchase I saw that there is an old fuse board ; will a Sprowston Homebuyer Report go into detail on electrical defects?

When conducting a Sprowston Homebuyer Report the home surveyor should make a note on the state of the electrics if it is clear that they are in a hazardous condition. A Surveyor should also possible problems relating to things like the whereabouts of the meter or consumer unit.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE recommend a PIR need be completed every ten years (5 if letting out). Always seek local guidance from a certified electrician speak to Fish B D , 1 Griffin La, Norwich, NR7 0SL .

Deteriorated timber

On a Sprowston HomeBuyer Report what impact can a an red light rating have on 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

This section includes visual aspects of the roof, checked with the aid of binoculars where appropriate The condition of decorations to all joinery elements will be covered. Buckled or cracked plywood or hardboard elements is one example. Condition rating three is used to highlight very serious issues. Such issues can have a significant impact on a home's value. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a home. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Sprowston and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Sprowston property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Sprowston property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Sprowston House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact does wet weather have on a building, and does our house surveyor in Sprowston mention it?

Regular rainfall is common in Sprowston and across the country, but wet conditions and the effect it can have on buildings in Sprowston are rarely considered properly by home buyers. If you have only been to the house in on a clear day, defects may not have been obvious. Whether buying in Sprowston or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix if dealt with quickly. If not cleared out regularly, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.



Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the home I intend to purchase I saw that there is an old fuse board ; will a Sprowston Homebuyer Report go into detail on electrical defects?

When conducting a Sprowston Homebuyer Report the home surveyor should make a note on the state of the electrics if it is clear that they are in a hazardous condition. A Surveyor should also possible problems relating to things like the whereabouts of the meter or consumer unit.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE recommend a PIR need be completed every ten years (5 if letting out). Always seek local guidance from a certified electrician speak to Fish B D , 1 Griffin La, Norwich, NR7 0SL .

Deteriorated timber

On a Sprowston HomeBuyer Report what impact can a an red light rating have on 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

This section includes visual aspects of the roof, checked with the aid of binoculars where appropriate The condition of decorations to all joinery elements will be covered. Buckled or cracked plywood or hardboard elements is one example. Condition rating three is used to highlight very serious issues. Such issues can have a significant impact on a home's value. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a home. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

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