Home Buyers Survey Suffolk

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Architecture in Suffolk, which has no quarries or brickworks is a highly varied hotch-potch of various styles and materials. You can see flinty-grey churches as well as brightly-coloured cottages with materials such as marshland rushes and clay and timber used for building.

Grand houses include Elveden Hall, Framlingham Castle and Ickworth House. Long Melford's village street has perhaps 5 centuries' worth of highly indigenous housing with some plastered, some timbered and some with Tudor-original tall chimney stacks. In Lavenham, the beautiful timber-frame Guildhall of the Wool Guild of Corpus Christi still stands in the market place. You can also find moated houses in the Kentwell area.

The larger towns such as Ipswich also have much more modern developments, particularly the standard terraced, semi-detached and detached houses built from the 1930s onwards. In fact Ipswich, where there are many housing projects planned or en route to completion has much relatively modern housing such as can be seen in the Bader Close development.

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Properties in Suffolk which are built in close proximity to the coast and to the Rivers Blyth and Walpole and the watercourses of Chediston, Bramfield and Wrentham, in streets such as Saxons Way, Mill Down, Mill Road and Chediston Street, are in an area where flood warnings and flood alerts are issued from time to time.

If you are concerned that a property you are looking to buy is in a flood risk area, you should consider getting a flood risk report (click for more details).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Suffolk, particularly to its east, around the coast, including streets such as Colneis Road, Foxgrove Land and Maybush Lane (around the town of Felixstowe), are in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 3 - 5% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
Some local authorities in Suffolk have adopted a Community Infrastructure Levy. A recent local authority search taken out for a property in IXworth Road, Norton, Bury St Edmuncs, IP31 3LF revealed that Mid Suffolk District Council adopted this levy on 21st January 2016. Click to find out more about the information contained in Local Authority Conveyancing Property Searches.

SuffolkSuffolk is a county in the East Anglian region of England. It is very low-lying with few hills and the soil type is very arable. The Suffolk Coast and Heaths is classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Other than the county town, Ipswich, other important towns in the county include Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket (which is where the UK horse racing industry is based) and Felixstowe (one of the largest container ports in Europe). Adjacent counties include Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.

Suffolk hosts one university, the University of Suffolk and there are no motorways in the county. The nearest large airport is Stansted. The main transport hub is Ipswich, which offers frequent direct train services to London Liverpool Street.

Suffolk is the home of the Greene King brewery – and you can visit the headquarters – and Branston Pickle. The county was home to two of the UK's most famous painters, Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable. More latterly, Bernie Ecclestone, Ed Sheeran, Tim Westwood and Ralph Fiennes hail from the county. Lowestoft Ness in the county is Britain’s most easterly point and the smallest pub in Britain is the Nutshell in Bury St Edmunds which opened in 1867.

Listed Building Survey Suffolk

We have local RICS Listed Building Surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Suffolk. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Suffolk

Building Survey Suffolk Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Suffolk County Council at Endeavour House 8 Russell Road Ipswich IP1 2BX, telephone 0345 606 6067 , or you can check the local authority website.

Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension .

Local Building Survey Suffolk

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Saxmundham, Kesgrave, Aldeburgh and Felixstowe.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Suffolk. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our RICS surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing building surveys on properties in Suffolk we'll be able to give you the detailed Suffolk HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.

Home Buyers Survey Suffolk

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Arlington Court CB8 0HN
  • Barnby Close, Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 7WA
  • Thaxted Road, Saffron Walden CB10 1BL
  • Kitson Gardens, CB6 3XR
  • Fordham Road CB7 5QD

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Suffolk to ensure they deliver a detailed homebuyers report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years all of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake in a Home Buyers Survey in Suffolk.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to buy your home.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
If you're buying a home in Suffolk which shows the signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. 

The costs for making good or repairing some of these defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If identified within a survey you can get quotes for fixing it and either share the costs with the seller, or, in worst case examples, choose not to proceed.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Why do I need a survey?

The conveyancing process operates on the principle of ‘ caveat emptor ’ which means ‘let the buyer beware’ and it can be broken down in the following way.

Your solicitors make sure the property is legally okay to buy, the mortgage lender makes sure the property is financially okay to buy and the surveyor you hire to carry out a homebuyer report/building survey makes sure the property is structurally okay to buy.

In light of this, the purpose of the survey is to make sure you are aware of any defects present in the property when you buy it.

If defects are found, then the survey gives you the opportunity to bargain with the seller, whether it be a reduction in price or an agreement that the seller makes good on the work necessary before purchase.