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Home Buyers Survey in Taverham

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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 Taverham

    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 Taverham

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Taverham) 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 Taverham

    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 Taverham

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.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a ground floor apartment in Taverham, does the property surveyor check for possible flood damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Times); sensible owners and house buyers in Taverham are right to consider precautions. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a home in Taverham lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the vendor, but this information may not be accurate.

House Prices

I would like to purchase a detached house in NR8 for an asking price of £172, 572. What different issues will your surveyor allow for when conducting a survey ?

There are a great number of factors that might affect house prices from anti social neighbours to the number of bedrooms in the property. One method is to look at values achieved in the area for similar houses.

This means house prices paid between July and October in 2012 was £199, 372, which is £26, 800 more than the asking price (£195, 111 was the blended house/flat average)., 42, Windsor Chase, Taverham, Norwich, Broadland, Norfolk, NR8 6LW a detached property sold for £99, 000 .

The best way for home buyers to get an independent property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report in Taverham which includes a professional valuation as part of the service. Your surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when purchasing a maisonette in the region a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. hazardous waste material disposal. No one ideally wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Worries include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health problems like downs syndrome have been associated to landfill sites .

Taverham RICS surveyors will flag up structural problems connected with the landfill. Your solicitor will commission conveyancing searches of the British Geological database as well as Broadland Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Taverham home survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Taverham building will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost. To work out the market value your RICS valuer will refer to area knowledge and other things relating to the property e.g. general condition. Surveyors also examine construction type and will make certain key assumptions, for example the property isn't on a land fill site.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Taverham area assumptions, for example service connections, are made in addition to Taverham environmental issues like local Taverham industrial considerations, which will also be factored in.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Taverham. Is there any Flemish bond advice we should be aware of??

Brick-walled Taverham residences can indicate several common problems, such as moisture damage. For example, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and may require immediate attention. For more information, contact a local builder, LJ Martin Building of Benville Bridge Farm Benville La, Corscombe, Dorchester, DT2 0NN on 01935 83101.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include adding other characterful elements of masonry, such as flushwork. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.