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Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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
Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy to understand format
Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of Surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
Exhaustive report
a more in depth survey on construction, issues and defects
Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
On-going maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
Building reinstatement Costs
Included for insurance purposes
Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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
Advice for your Solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.

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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Home Buyers Survey Hall Green

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Your questions answered by a RICS Surveyor in Hall Green


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Updated: 28/07/14

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a apartment in Hall Green and noticed that there is a 6mm gap between the living room wall and the door frame. Is this a severe concern, and what subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor review?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be put right. Many homes are erected with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and slip down the incline. In severe weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Speak to D W Rose Building & Roofing (17 Doveridge Road, Birmingham, B28 0LS) or Westridge Construction (177 Scribers Lane Hall Green, Birmingham, B28 0PN - Tel: 0121-733 8827) for repairs advice.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can be an issue for houses in Hall Green. Will your Hall Green Home Survey look into this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Signs like sticking window frames can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

House Prices

There is a semi detached property in B11 on with a local agent for £190, 000. What different issues will your RICS surveyor evaluate when calculating house prices in Hall Green ?

Any number of issues that can impact on house prices for instance the history of the property (e.g does it have a murky past) or the internal layout. It can help to analyse house values achieved in Hall Green at the same time for similar properties.

The average house price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £180, 500, which is £9, 500 less than the selling price. The combined house/flat average was £171, 846. 14, Phipson Road, Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, B11 4JH a semi detached home sold for £215, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get an accurate house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as an inclusive part.

A professional RICS chartered surveyor will visit the house in addition to factoring in all other area items that might affect the value of property.