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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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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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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 Taverham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Taverham

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Taverham) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this option when buying a non standard e.g. architecturally unusual houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Taverham

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

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Taverham property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Taverham property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Taverham Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of wall cracks in the sitting room, is this subsidence? What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures will experience cracking at some stage. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

Cracks that appear without warning may be a strong indication of subsidence. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould brings up bad memories for us, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What should we investigate as part of the survey?

Homes in the area that are otherwise ideal can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer cracked and loose slates or tiles, among a range of other roofing issues. From parapet walls to dormers, the roof structure as a whole must be reviewed, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Taverham, but it is a health and safety necessity. A roofing contractor with accreditation can provide a quote. Call Sika Sarnafil Ltd of 11 Robberds Way/Bowthorpe Employment Area, Norwich, NR5 9JF on 01603 748985 to request an estimate.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited a sixties house we are intending to buy it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a Taverham survey go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

During a Taverham Homebuyer Report your RICS surveyor will usually add detail on the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. He or she is required to provide detail on potential areas for concern such as verifying the state of repair of any fitted appliances such as storage radiators.

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey in Taverham. Looking at any evidence of any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should usually be part of the survey in Taverham .

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise that a Periodic Inspection need be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out). For expert guidance on domestic electrical systems speak to Evolution Electrical , 100 Park Rd, Spixworth, Norwich, NR10 3NP .

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Taverham property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Taverham property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Taverham Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of wall cracks in the sitting room, is this subsidence? What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the house survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures will experience cracking at some stage. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

Cracks that appear without warning may be a strong indication of subsidence. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.



Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould brings up bad memories for us, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What should we investigate as part of the survey?

Homes in the area that are otherwise ideal can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer cracked and loose slates or tiles, among a range of other roofing issues. From parapet walls to dormers, the roof structure as a whole must be reviewed, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Taverham, but it is a health and safety necessity. A roofing contractor with accreditation can provide a quote. Call Sika Sarnafil Ltd of 11 Robberds Way/Bowthorpe Employment Area, Norwich, NR5 9JF on 01603 748985 to request an estimate.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited a sixties house we are intending to buy it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a Taverham survey go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

During a Taverham Homebuyer Report your RICS surveyor will usually add detail on the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. He or she is required to provide detail on potential areas for concern such as verifying the state of repair of any fitted appliances such as storage radiators.

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey in Taverham. Looking at any evidence of any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should usually be part of the survey in Taverham .

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise that a Periodic Inspection need be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out). For expert guidance on domestic electrical systems speak to Evolution Electrical , 100 Park Rd, Spixworth, Norwich, NR10 3NP .

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