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Home Buyers Survey in Thorpe St Andrew

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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 Thorpe St Andrew

    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 Thorpe St Andrew

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Thorpe St Andrew) 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 Thorpe St Andrew

    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 Thorpe St Andrew

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Thorpe St Andrew and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Thorpe St Andrew property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works on the Thorpe St Andrew property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Thorpe St Andrew property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Thorpe St Andrew Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on apartments

Should I pay a bit more for a full structural survey when buying an apartment in Thorpe St Andrew?

The Building Survey is now the correct term for the Full Structural Survey following its new title in 2010 by RICS. Choose a Building Survey for the apartment you describe. A HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail if investigating a mid century or later unmodified Thorpe St Andrew apartment assembled from standard construction materials and methods i.e. brick walls and tiled roof.

Bear in mind that several limitations exist with the survey as RICS chartered surveyor is not able to force or open up the fabric of the apartment for example, or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.

House Prices

I am planning to purchase a house in NR13. It is on the market for £197, 295. What factors will Thorpe St Andrew qualified RICS surveyor evaluate on a valuation ?

There are a huge number of issues which could positively or negatively affect house prices from the length of lease to general regional pricing. It may help to benchmark prices the prices of house achieved in the nearby area for similar houses.

The average house price completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £190, 595, which is £6, 700 less than the amount you are intending to pay (£190, 885 was the blended house/flat average). 11A, Laundry Lane, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, Broadland, Norfolk, NR7 0XF a detached property sold for £315, 000 .

The most reliable way for you to get an accurate property valued is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation by default.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of pests in the shower room. How do we investigate further?

Purchasers should know that is not a requirement that a seller report on an infestation. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. Evidence may not be easy to find, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Remedies to a serious infestation can include removal or excision of affected timber. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're intending to purchase in Thorpe St Andrew. Is there a flood risk, and will the home surveyor consider water damage, or whether flooding has affected other properties?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flood water can enter a house in Thorpe St Andrew through several routes, including incorrectly fitted window frames. The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a house in Thorpe St Andrew lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The surveyor may ask the estate agent if the house in Thorpe St Andrew has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.