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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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Your questions answered by a RICS Surveyor in Hall Green

BA (Hons), FRICS, FCIOB, MAPM

Ask Laurie a question askasurveyor@surveyorlocal.co.uk

Updated: 19/06/16

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 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Surveyor consider on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Hall Green that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really just smooth type of solid render. Usually stucco is layered over underlying red brick hardens to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. It is highly beautiful and is often found on Regency homes. It is very similar to plaster in its constituency. It used to contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help stop

cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Hall Green Building Surveys sometimes detail any number of problems such as when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets saturated prone to damage from frost. Other potential problems may result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Re-covering problems may be difficult as skilled tradesmen are becoming harder to find.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a ground floor apartment in Hall Green, does the home surveyor investigate indications of flooding damage?

Burst dams, tidal activity and inadequate drainage could all cause major floods, and home buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. In addition, the property survey may outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the residential property or on adjacent sites. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a property survey if the building surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residential property is at risk.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to check gutters? Will the chartered surveyor report on this? And could it affect the property value?

Both in Hall Green, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact damp weather can have on property is not given more thought by buyers. Signs that rainwater goods are at risk include corroded downspouts.

In most cases, this is generally easy to resolve. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Profile photo of Laurie Gavaghan

Your questions answered by a RICS Surveyor in Hall Green

BA (Hons), FRICS, FCIOB, MAPM

Ask Laurie a question askasurveyor@surveyorlocal.co.uk

Updated: 19/06/16

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 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Surveyor consider on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Hall Green that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really just smooth type of solid render. Usually stucco is layered over underlying red brick hardens to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. It is highly beautiful and is often found on Regency homes. It is very similar to plaster in its constituency. It used to contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help stop



cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Hall Green Building Surveys sometimes detail any number of problems such as when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets saturated prone to damage from frost. Other potential problems may result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Re-covering problems may be difficult as skilled tradesmen are becoming harder to find.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a ground floor apartment in Hall Green, does the home surveyor investigate indications of flooding damage?

Burst dams, tidal activity and inadequate drainage could all cause major floods, and home buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. In addition, the property survey may outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the residential property or on adjacent sites. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a property survey if the building surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residential property is at risk.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to check gutters? Will the chartered surveyor report on this? And could it affect the property value?

Both in Hall Green, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact damp weather can have on property is not given more thought by buyers. Signs that rainwater goods are at risk include corroded downspouts.

In most cases, this is generally easy to resolve. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

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