Home Buyers Survey Hall Green
Your questions answered by a RICS Surveyor in Hall Green
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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.
When I visited the building I expect to lease, it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board , will a Homebuyer Report in Hall Green go into detail on the general state of the electrical system?
When carrying out a Hall Green Home Survey your RICS surveyor will usually remark on the electrical system if it looks like the electrics are
in an unsafe condition. He or she should also provide detail on issues like checking the state of repair of fixed appliances, e.g. heaters. Inspecting any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Hall Green. Looking at any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Hall Green .
The IEE advocate that a Periodic Inspection is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).
What should we think about when purchasing a house built in around 1730 in Hall Green? What impact will the residence's box frame structure have on regular maintenance?
Some buyers hope to own a house with personality, like a Medieval cottage. Vernacular architecture, however, can sometimes be an issue, and Structures featuring traditional methods can be a chore to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work, which could make the final cost hard to predict.
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.