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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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Which Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Coventry

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Coventry

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Coventry) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this option for non standard , for example thatched or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Coventry

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This report is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Coventry and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Coventry property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Coventry property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Coventry Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

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Does a qualified surveyor look at the condition or the safety of the gas installations?

A will visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the condition of the meter for example, as well as gas connected fixtures such as chimney breasts or flues. Any external fittings or housings won't be dislodged. Most people are aware that gas is potentially deadly and if there are any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Coventry based gas engineers include Christopher Coleman of 70, Belgrave Road, Coventry, . Tel. 07984964267 and Industrial & Heating Services Ltd of 21, Bonneville Close, Coventry, West Midlands Tel. 07909 902595.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Coventry builder has mentioned subsidence may be a problem. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. Buyers in Coventry should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. Less common than subsidence, heave describes the movement of earth upwards. Subsidence is not always easy to identify, as most of the tell-tale signs could comfortably be caused by a number of factors. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.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. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we need to be conscious of if planning to buy a converted house in Coventry inside a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas in England and Wales which are governed by the local council.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have local knowledge of relevant local area issues and any bearing they have with the home and its value. The price of property is typically more than prices outside the area because of the areas being preserved. However many conservation areas have fallen into poor condition for example - unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Surveyors can be expected to advise if the property is possibly classified as such and Section I of a Coventry Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are raised during the conveyancing process. Unauthorised adjustments to the property will also be noted but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser. Bhb Law are based in 1st Floor, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 2NT and may be prepared help you with further information. Tel: 024 76 555191

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Coventry and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Coventry property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Coventry property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Coventry Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor look at the condition or the safety of the gas installations?

A will visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the condition of the meter for example, as well as gas connected fixtures such as chimney breasts or flues. Any external fittings or housings won't be dislodged. Most people are aware that gas is potentially deadly and if there are any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Coventry based gas engineers include Christopher Coleman of 70, Belgrave Road, Coventry, . Tel. 07984964267 and Industrial & Heating Services Ltd of 21, Bonneville Close, Coventry, West Midlands Tel. 07909 902595.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Coventry builder has mentioned subsidence may be a problem. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. Buyers in Coventry should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. Less common than subsidence, heave describes the movement of earth upwards. Subsidence is not always easy to identify, as most of the tell-tale signs could comfortably be caused by a number of factors. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.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. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we need to be conscious of if planning to buy a converted house in Coventry inside a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas in England and Wales which are governed by the local council.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have local knowledge of relevant local area issues and any bearing they have with the home and its value. The price of property is typically more than prices outside the area because of the areas being preserved. However many conservation areas have fallen into poor condition for example - unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Surveyors can be expected to advise if the property is possibly classified as such and Section I of a Coventry Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are raised during the conveyancing process. Unauthorised adjustments to the property will also be noted but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser. Bhb Law are based in 1st Floor, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 2NT and may be prepared help you with further information. Tel: 024 76 555191

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Recent Coventry Surveyor Reports

  • Wet rot in the timber purlin at a party wall

    By  September 29th, 2012

    The surveyor on a recent Building Survey discovered excessive damp in a second floor bedroom. Damp meter readings indicated that indicate in excess of 17% moisture content on a large area of the party wall. As a result the timber purlin had advanced wet rot at the junction with the party wall....