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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tamworth

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a property made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tamworth

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Tamworth) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard e.g. architecturally unusual or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tamworth

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Tamworth and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Tamworth property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Tamworth property's condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Tamworth Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the home I expect to buy, it looked like there is an unsafe electrical system - does a the Tamworth surveyor advise electrical defects?

During a Tamworth Homebuyer Report a RICS surveyor will make a note on the state of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in a hazardous condition. The RICS surveyor is trained to focus on possible problems relating to things like examining the nature of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings. Inspecting the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey in Tamworth.

The IEE advocate a Periodic Inspection is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

House Prices

Is £108, 975 a good price to buy a flat in B79 for and what different issues will your local surveyor allow for when calculating house prices in Tamworth ?

There are a great number of factors that can affect the price of property like existence of building regulations for modifications or the height of ceilings. As an indicator, one can try to benchmark prices flat values achieved in the nearby area for similar properties. The average flat price registered in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £108, 075, which is £900 less than the price being asked. The house/flat average was £160, 056. Mair Court, 40, Flat 7, Wigginton Road, Tamworth, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 8RL sold for £142, 000 .

In order to get an independent property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing an older coast house in Tamworth. Will upkeep costs be higher?

Some buyers hope to own a unique or characterful property. Vernacular architecture, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers, and Tamworth houses built with traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. This can create disruption for new owners. Mention this to your surveyor for further advice. Erected between 1573 and 1474, the Castle in Tamworth is a traditional property of the time.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Tamworth and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Tamworth property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Tamworth property's condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Tamworth Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the home I expect to buy, it looked like there is an unsafe electrical system - does a the Tamworth surveyor advise electrical defects?

During a Tamworth Homebuyer Report a RICS surveyor will make a note on the state of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in a hazardous condition. The RICS surveyor is trained to focus on possible problems relating to things like examining the nature of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings. Inspecting the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey in Tamworth.



The IEE advocate a Periodic Inspection is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

House Prices

Is £108, 975 a good price to buy a flat in B79 for and what different issues will your local surveyor allow for when calculating house prices in Tamworth ?

There are a great number of factors that can affect the price of property like existence of building regulations for modifications or the height of ceilings. As an indicator, one can try to benchmark prices flat values achieved in the nearby area for similar properties. The average flat price registered in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £108, 075, which is £900 less than the price being asked. The house/flat average was £160, 056. Mair Court, 40, Flat 7, Wigginton Road, Tamworth, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 8RL sold for £142, 000 .

In order to get an independent property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing an older coast house in Tamworth. Will upkeep costs be higher?

Some buyers hope to own a unique or characterful property. Vernacular architecture, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers, and Tamworth houses built with traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. This can create disruption for new owners. Mention this to your surveyor for further advice. Erected between 1573 and 1474, the Castle in Tamworth is a traditional property of the time.

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