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Home Buyers Survey in Downham Market

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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 Downham Market

    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 Downham Market

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

    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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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Downham Market and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Downham Market property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Downham Market property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Downham Market Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

I am going to buy a house in Downham Market (PE33) for £179, 493. What will the Downham Market qualified RICS surveyor consider on a valuation ?

There is a vast array of things that can add to or subtract from house prices ranging from the potential for development to whether there are any conservation area infringements. It may help to put side by side prices registered at the Land Registry for comparable properties.

This means house prices paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £177, 693, which is £1, 800 less than the price you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £171, 100. The Old Chapel, High Street, Stoke Ferry, Kings Lynn, Kings Lynn And West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE33 9SF a detached home sold for £250, 000 .

An impartial way for you to get an accurate and professional property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor report on the state of repair of the gas flues?

A will locate and visually examine the accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect whether the mains is connected where relevant, as well as gas related installations for example - the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. External fittings or covers will not however be detached. Gas is potentially unsafe and if there are any worries about gas or if you smell gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Downham Market include Fourgas of 12, Oakview Drive, Downham Market, Norfolk Tel. 08454764010 and C. Grisman Plumbing and Heating of 3 Barn Court, West End, Hilgay, Downham Market, Norfolk Tel. 07790427882.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations ensure that landlords have to complete appliance and installation inspections every 12 months and punishments for failure to comply are harsh .

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the RICS Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated house in Downham Market which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is actually a form of render. Usually it is applied to brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. The finish is very appealing and was common on some Regency buildings. It is very like mortar (sand and cement) in its nature. It can contain lime in it as well as animal fibres to help prevent cracks. it can be problematic and Downham Market Building Surveys can detail potentially expensive to remedy problems for example trapped water resulting in damp problems

Another example of problems may include when the application has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course. Resolving problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.