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Home Buyers Survey in Norfolk Broads

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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 Norfolk Broads

    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 Norfolk Broads

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

    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 Norfolk Broads

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Norfolk Broads and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Norfolk Broads property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Norfolk Broads property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Norfolk Broads Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a property near to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes for example: non-hazardous rubbish disposal. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health problems for example spina bifida have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Norfolk Broads will examine any structural defects connected with the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission conveyancing searches of the British Geological databases as well as Broadland Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been told that clay soil can cause difficulties for property in Norfolk Broads. Does a Home Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Factors from dry rot to low-grade construction materials can cause inconvenience for a house-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of numerous issues. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a home. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracks along the lounge wall, to complete structural failure. Steps like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

External walls

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Norfolk Broads residential property what does a green light rating mean for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here. Missing bricks would be reported here, for example.

A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike some more complex survey reports. Red, amber and green ratings give property buyers indicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.