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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.

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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
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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 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stowmarket

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a property built from standard materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stowmarket

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Stowmarket) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard , for example box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stowmarket

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
in Stowmarket

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    Birch Avenue, Bacton, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14

  • Building Survey
    Ivory House, Mendlesham, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Stowmarket and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Stowmarket property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Stowmarket property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

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

House Prices

Is £117, 194 in the right ball park amount to buy a flat in Stowmarket in IP14 for and what things does the Stowmarket chartered surveyor allow for when calculating house prices in Stowmarket ?

There are many factors which could have a bearing on the price of property for instance national factors such as interest rates or whether there is any subsidence. You can try to analyse flat values recorded in Stowmarket for comparable properties. The mean flat price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £96, 894, which is £20, 300 less than the asking price. The average for houses and flats was £175, 182. Tavern Court, 6, Tavern Street, Stowmarket, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14 1PL a new build leasehold flat sold for £54, 354 .

The only way for you to get a formal house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation by default.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the early 30s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the cause of many issues? Will the Stowmarket HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Stowmarket house's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about if buying a property next to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: industrial rubbish. Nobody wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health issues like congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Stowmarket will flag up structural issues resulting from the site. Your solicitor will commission conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency databases as well as Mid Suffolk Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Stowmarket and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Stowmarket property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Stowmarket property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

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

House Prices

Is £117, 194 in the right ball park amount to buy a flat in Stowmarket in IP14 for and what things does the Stowmarket chartered surveyor allow for when calculating house prices in Stowmarket ?

There are many factors which could have a bearing on the price of property for instance national factors such as interest rates or whether there is any subsidence. You can try to analyse flat values recorded in Stowmarket for comparable properties. The mean flat price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £96, 894, which is £20, 300 less than the asking price. The average for houses and flats was £175, 182. Tavern Court, 6, Tavern Street, Stowmarket, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14 1PL a new build leasehold flat sold for £54, 354 .



The only way for you to get a formal house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation by default.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the early 30s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the cause of many issues? Will the Stowmarket HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Stowmarket house's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about if buying a property next to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: industrial rubbish. Nobody wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health issues like congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Stowmarket will flag up structural issues resulting from the site. Your solicitor will commission conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency databases as well as Mid Suffolk Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

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