Home Buyers Survey 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 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.
Can Doulting stone-built properties be difficult to repair. Are there any major defects that we should be aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?
Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Portland Hard Blue Limestone to Portland Fancy Beach Limestone. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like weathered stone will vary with the particular type of stone. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future.
For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Upkeep advice
often given in a survey includes careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.
If you a undertaking repairs, and require matching stone, get in touch with a local firm. For example, Flamebuoyant, 499a Stratford Rd, Sparkhill, Birmingham, B11 4LP may help.
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.
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.