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Home Buyers Survey in Harleston

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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Harleston

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Harleston

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Harleston) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Harleston

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more


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Home Buyers Survey in Harleston

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Harleston and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Harleston property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Harleston property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Harleston House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

In the HomeBuyer Report what can 'E2 - Roof coverings' cover?

In Harleston, examples include damage, punctures or tears to an EPDM Roof. As part of Section E, E2 reports on flat and sloped roof issues. These are comprehensively checked, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any home purchasers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations cause difficulties? I am buying a house in Harleston. Will the Harleston Home Survey consider this?

Factors from dry rot to snow can cause costs and inconvenience for a home-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of numerous issues. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. Drought, for instance, can have a contracting 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 Harleston home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. A Harleston surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

House Prices

I intend to acquire a detached house in Harleston, IP20. The vendor is asking £238, 214. What considerations will a Harleston local surveyor take into account in the process of a Home Survey ?

There are a great number of factors which could have a bearing on the price of property ranging from proximity to road noise to general regional pricing. It may help to set against the prices of house achieved in the area for similar houses.

The average house price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £217, 914, which is £20, 300 less than the selling price. The house/flat average was £214, 184. 77, Church View, Harleston, South Norfolk, Norfolk, IP20 9HR a detached property sold for £170, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get an accurate home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as part of the service. Your qualified surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).