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Home Buyers Survey in Norfolk brings sea change for Mr E

Mr E, who ordered a Property Survey in Norfolk, received a confirmation from the Surveyor that the ground-floor flat contained no major structural flaws.

Although the HomeBuyer Report on this Sheringham apartment found no major problems, the property was in need of some attention. Mr E should also be aware, urged the Surveyor, that the home seemed to have a propensity for damp.

HomeBuyer Report in Sheringham-by-sea – a traditional Norfolk town 

Sheringham is a thriving seaside town in Norfolk. The small town (population approximately 7000) supports a busy market every Saturday in the Station Road carpark. Historically a fishing port, Sheringham still provides aficionadoes with excellent fresh seafood from the North Sea fleet.  

The town’s heritage is further preserved in the still-functioning steam locomotives that ply the North Norfolk Railway to Norwich.

The flat assessed by this Home Buyers Survey in Norfolk was in close proximity to the railway, fishing port and market place. The town also boasts three schools and a bustling high street.

Touch-ups required in Property Survey in Norfolk

The Chartered Surveyor who conducted this Home Buyers Survey in Sheringham returned a positive impression of the flat’s condition.

He did, however, make a series of recommendations to Mr E as to improvements he would need to make in the future.

These included:

  • Replastering cracked and hollow areas of wall plaster.
  • Further testing and remediation of dampness beneath bay window (possibly indicating defective window timber).
  • Rotten wall timber in the outside shed – required cutting out and replacing.
  • Side boundary wall showed signs of significant spalling and movement. This party wall would need to be repaired in cooperation with the neighbouring landlord.

Further to this, the Chartered Surveyor warned in the HomeBuyer Report in Norfolk, the property was evidently prone to dampness. He noted:

  • Mould in the pantry and other surfaces. This could be remedied by appropriate ventilation and heating.
  • The rear extension had not been fitted with a cavity tray. The improvement wall abutted the existing building. This could cause a problem with penetrating damp and should be observed carefully.

Apart from these relatively minor problems, the Chartered Surveyor who conducted this Property Survey in Norfolk said he was “pleased to advise that in our opinion the property is in a reasonable condition”.

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