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.
We are buying a loft-conversion in Hall Green. What does a Hall Green surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?
This is often asked by home buyers who know that homes can be hiding serious damage to the roof, including. From the sheeting to the collar ties, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The property surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.
The expense of insulating the attic, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems.
Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a Hall Green roofing contractor for the job itself. Call West Yorkshire Roofing of 31 North Av, Horbury, Wakefield, WF4 5JS on 01924 276129 to request a quote.
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.
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.