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We work with RICS qualified surveyors around the country who offer high quality property surveys at a great price. Surveyor Local gives you piece of mind about your future property, and offers RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Property Valuations.

The surveyor who produces your report will be local to you with local knowledge of the area.

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  • Can help you negotiate on the property price
  • Thorough and accurate report
  • Clear traffic-light ratings for all aspects of the property
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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

Surveyor Local only works with surveyors regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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

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All Surveyor Local's surveyors are independent and not linked to any mortgage lenders.

Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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Homebuyer
Report
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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Handsworth

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home made of standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Handsworth

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Handsworth) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for unconventional such as stone slab roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Handsworth

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Handsworth and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Handsworth property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will give you comprehensive details of the Handsworth property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Handsworth Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report what does 'E5' cover?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. A loose fitting sash window, for example, would be reported here.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular residence, omitting sections as necessary.

House Prices

There is a house close to good transport links in B21 on with a local agent for £113, 187. What will a Handsworth surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Handsworth ?

There are many factors which could affect property values like the history of the property (e.g does it have a murky past) or the amount of light it receives. It is useful to analyse values achieved in the nearby area for comparable properties.

The means house prices registered at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £96, 087, which is £17, 100 less than the amount you are intending to pay. 42, Onibury Road, Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 8BD a semi detached home sold for £100, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get an accurate and professional property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a formal valuation as a core component. Your chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the early 70s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create issues? Will the Handsworth Home Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Whether a property was built in 1707 or 2007, factors as varied as wood boring insects or rising damp can create significant expense for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a range of issues, with subsidence being a common example. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Visible results may be anything from small cracks in the garage wall to sticking window frames. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Handsworth, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Handsworth and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Handsworth property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will give you comprehensive details of the Handsworth property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Handsworth Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report what does 'E5' cover?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. A loose fitting sash window, for example, would be reported here.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular residence, omitting sections as necessary.



House Prices

There is a house close to good transport links in B21 on with a local agent for £113, 187. What will a Handsworth surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Handsworth ?

There are many factors which could affect property values like the history of the property (e.g does it have a murky past) or the amount of light it receives. It is useful to analyse values achieved in the nearby area for comparable properties.

The means house prices registered at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £96, 087, which is £17, 100 less than the amount you are intending to pay. 42, Onibury Road, Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 8BD a semi detached home sold for £100, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get an accurate and professional property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a formal valuation as a core component. Your chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the early 70s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create issues? Will the Handsworth Home Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Whether a property was built in 1707 or 2007, factors as varied as wood boring insects or rising damp can create significant expense for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a range of issues, with subsidence being a common example. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Visible results may be anything from small cracks in the garage wall to sticking window frames. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Handsworth, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property.

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