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Valuation
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Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including We inspect roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy to understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of Surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more in depth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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On-going maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement Costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusual constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your Solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Which Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hall Green

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a home made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hall Green

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Hall Green) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional such as timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hall Green

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Updated: 16/08/14

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Hall Green and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Hall Green property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Hall Green property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Hall Green House Survey Quote or call us 0845 519 9589 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor go into detail on the safety of the gas heaters?

A surveyor will visually look at the accessible parts of the system. This will include gas heaters for instance, as well as gas affiliated installations such as ventilation of flue (if blocked). A Hall Green RICS chartered surveyor will not remove fittings and will not do any tests on the appliances or system. Of course, gas is potentially deadly, should you have any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Hall Green based gas engineers include BSP Gas & Plumbing Services of 23 Green Bank Avenue, Hall Green, Birmingham, West Midlands Tel. 07803586799.

Deteriorated timber

In the HomeBuyer Report what are the usual a green light rating defects affecting 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

A fairly common example may be loose or missing elements of fascias or soffits. Section E8 covers more decorative aspects of the property's exterior, inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling will be investigated.

Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Hall Green home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a boundary wall) and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Hall Green property will contain an impartial valuation and a rebuilding cost. When calculating the correct valuation your chartered surveyor will take into account local Hall Green market factors as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. general condition. Surveyors also evaluate style of architecture and use key assumptions, for example no significant problems.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will be assumed that there aren't any expensive legal problems like proper access over pathways. Such concerns will be clarified by your conveyancer.

Further Hall Green assumptions, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to Hall Green environmental concerns like local mining issues, also being considered.