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Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
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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Home Buyers Survey Hall Green

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Your questions answered by a RICS Surveyor in Hall Green

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Updated: 30/09/14

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.

Shocking Electrics

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).

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.

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.