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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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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
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 Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kings Norton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kings Norton

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Kings Norton) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this survey for non standard property such as mundic or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kings Norton

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Kings Norton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

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

If you are planning to carry out major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Kings Norton property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Kings Norton Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there may be a risk of asbestos pipe insulation in the building. Is this a major concern and will this be a hazard?

Asbestos is a harmful silicate material of several naturally occurring materials. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials e.g. water tanks.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in sprayed on coatings.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to disturb asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. Your Kings Norton surveyor should note the risk of asbestos and will advise accordingly.

Gas flame

Will a Kings Norton surveyor report on the state of the gas flues?

Yes. The chartered surveyor will locate and visually look at any easily accessible parts of the system. This means things like gas heaters where relevant, as well as gas associated fixtures like ventilation of flue (if blocked). Fittings or covers won't however be removed. You should never attempt to fix gas fittings your self as it is potentially deadly, if you have any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1965-built house in Kings Norton and noticed that the lounge floor was uneven. What are the risks, and what subsidence-related defects will my house survey inspect?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. New buildings in Kings Norton and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. Generally, a builder will return to a new building after some months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed mains pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Kings Norton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

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

If you are planning to carry out major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Kings Norton property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Kings Norton Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there may be a risk of asbestos pipe insulation in the building. Is this a major concern and will this be a hazard?

Asbestos is a harmful silicate material of several naturally occurring materials. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials e.g. water tanks.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in sprayed on coatings.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to disturb asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. Your Kings Norton surveyor should note the risk of asbestos and will advise accordingly.



Gas flame

Will a Kings Norton surveyor report on the state of the gas flues?

Yes. The chartered surveyor will locate and visually look at any easily accessible parts of the system. This means things like gas heaters where relevant, as well as gas associated fixtures like ventilation of flue (if blocked). Fittings or covers won't however be removed. You should never attempt to fix gas fittings your self as it is potentially deadly, if you have any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1965-built house in Kings Norton and noticed that the lounge floor was uneven. What are the risks, and what subsidence-related defects will my house survey inspect?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. New buildings in Kings Norton and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. Generally, a builder will return to a new building after some months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed mains pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

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