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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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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 Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sparkhill

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property constructed from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sparkhill

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Sparkhill) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this survey for unconventional such as stone slab roof properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sparkhill

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Sparkhill and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sparkhill property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations on the property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Sparkhill property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Sparkhill Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the thirties house we want to purchase, the agent said that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does the Sparkhill surveyor write anything on the wiring and fusebox?

When carrying out a Sparkhill Homebuyer Report the surveyor will report on the electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous condition. A Chartered surveyor will also report back on concerns such as inspecting the state of any fitted appliances e.g. storage radiators. Looking at any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician should form part of the survey. Inspecting the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest that a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every ten years (5 if letting out). For advice in Sparkhill on electrical systems speak to RMD Electrical Ltd , 126 Formans Rd, Sparkhill, Birmingham, B11 3BD .

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls I would be advised to look out for when buying a period property in Sparkhill in conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are designated by local councils. Surveyors in Sparkhill must have relevant knowledge of local considerations and any relation they have with the property and its value. Prices will probably be higher as a result of them retaining original features. However many conservation areas have fallen into poor condition e.g. the unsightly effect of billboard advertising

Property surveyors will inform you if the planned purchase looks like it may be is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Sparkhill Homebuyer Report will suggest additional enquiries are conducted by your legal representation. Unconsented modifications that do not have Local Authority approval may be commented on, however these should be investigated by your legal representative.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Sparkhill. What should we do about roof repairs?

Residences in Sparkhill in good condition may be exposed to incorrectly applied waterproofing, among a range of other roofing issues. From the dormers to the roof battens, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Factors like badly installed felting are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Roof maintenance can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a roofing contractor in Sparkhill can provide one.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Sparkhill and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sparkhill property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations on the property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Sparkhill property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Sparkhill Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the thirties house we want to purchase, the agent said that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does the Sparkhill surveyor write anything on the wiring and fusebox?

When carrying out a Sparkhill Homebuyer Report the surveyor will report on the electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous condition. A Chartered surveyor will also report back on concerns such as inspecting the state of any fitted appliances e.g. storage radiators. Looking at any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician should form part of the survey. Inspecting the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.



The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest that a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every ten years (5 if letting out). For advice in Sparkhill on electrical systems speak to RMD Electrical Ltd , 126 Formans Rd, Sparkhill, Birmingham, B11 3BD .

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls I would be advised to look out for when buying a period property in Sparkhill in conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are designated by local councils. Surveyors in Sparkhill must have relevant knowledge of local considerations and any relation they have with the property and its value. Prices will probably be higher as a result of them retaining original features. However many conservation areas have fallen into poor condition e.g. the unsightly effect of billboard advertising

Property surveyors will inform you if the planned purchase looks like it may be is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Sparkhill Homebuyer Report will suggest additional enquiries are conducted by your legal representation. Unconsented modifications that do not have Local Authority approval may be commented on, however these should be investigated by your legal representative.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Sparkhill. What should we do about roof repairs?

Residences in Sparkhill in good condition may be exposed to incorrectly applied waterproofing, among a range of other roofing issues. From the dormers to the roof battens, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Factors like badly installed felting are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Roof maintenance can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a roofing contractor in Sparkhill can provide one.

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