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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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Homebuyer
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Building
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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 inspecting 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 indepth 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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Ongoing 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, unusually 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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chelmsley Wood

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a property made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chelmsley Wood

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Chelmsley Wood) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional , for example stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chelmsley Wood

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Chelmsley Wood and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Chelmsley Wood property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Chelmsley Wood property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Chelmsley Wood Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor look into the state of the gas mains supply?

A qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas heaters at the building, as well as gas connected fixtures e.g. chimney linings. The gas fittings won't however be dislodged. Of course, gas can be unsafe and if there are any worries about gas or if you suspect a gas issue, call a gas safe engineer.

Stone block wall damage

Can Darley Dale stone-built structures be difficult to repair. What problems should we be aware of, and what does the survey cover?

From Farmington Stone to Red St.Bees Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like deteriorating bedding will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. This external aspect will usually be supported by a rubble or brick wall.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be replacing missing or badly worn stones. If you are planning to renovate, consider that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Meriden Quarry, Cornets End Lane, Meriden, Coventry, West Midlands, CV7 7LG, which quarries Sand & Gravel, for details. Call 01675 442266 for more information.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a property surveyor inquire into flooding damage?

It is estimated that over two million properties are at a high risk of flood damage; sensible owners and home purchasers in Chelmsley Wood are right to consider precautions. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a Chelmsley Wood house, such as via landscaping or paved areas sloping towards the property. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

Fortunately, no recent flood alerts were given for Chelmsley Wood, according to the Environment Agency.

*Data correct 4th Jan 2013

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Chelmsley Wood and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Chelmsley Wood property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Chelmsley Wood property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Chelmsley Wood Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor look into the state of the gas mains supply?

A qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas heaters at the building, as well as gas connected fixtures e.g. chimney linings. The gas fittings won't however be dislodged. Of course, gas can be unsafe and if there are any worries about gas or if you suspect a gas issue, call a gas safe engineer.



Stone block wall damage

Can Darley Dale stone-built structures be difficult to repair. What problems should we be aware of, and what does the survey cover?

From Farmington Stone to Red St.Bees Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like deteriorating bedding will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. This external aspect will usually be supported by a rubble or brick wall.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be replacing missing or badly worn stones. If you are planning to renovate, consider that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Meriden Quarry, Cornets End Lane, Meriden, Coventry, West Midlands, CV7 7LG, which quarries Sand & Gravel, for details. Call 01675 442266 for more information.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a property surveyor inquire into flooding damage?

It is estimated that over two million properties are at a high risk of flood damage; sensible owners and home purchasers in Chelmsley Wood are right to consider precautions. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a Chelmsley Wood house, such as via landscaping or paved areas sloping towards the property. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

Fortunately, no recent flood alerts were given for Chelmsley Wood, according to the Environment Agency.

*Data correct 4th Jan 2013

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