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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.

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  • 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.

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

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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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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 Property Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Washwood Heath

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home built from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Washwood Heath

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Washwood Heath) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional such as stone slab roof properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Washwood Heath

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Washwood Heath and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Washwood Heath property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Washwood Heath property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Washwood Heath Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

I am buying an older farmhouse in Washwood Heath. What impact will the wooden structure have on regular maintenance?

Some buyers would be interested in owning a old, characterful home one day. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can worry purchasers. Homes built using traditional methods can be costly to maintain. You should be aware that specialist knowledge may be needed. Especially for Washwood Heath listed buildings, Traditional building materials may be required. This may make asking the seller for more detail about their current maintenance regime a good idea. Contact your surveyor for more information.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Washwood Heath, and the property's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does a Washwood Heath Building Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Washwood Heath home. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious contracting effect on clay soil, squeezing the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Steps like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the thirties house we expect to purchase we think we noticed that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, does a surveyor write anything on electrical system condition?

When carrying out a Washwood Heath Homebuyer Report the surveyor will usually report on the condition of the electrics if it appears that they are in a dangerous condition.

This should include a visual inspection of the open sections of the wiring on top of things like inspecting the outside installations like water features. Verifying the location of the documentation from the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the survey in Washwood Heath.

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

For Washwood Heath advice on electrical systems try K E V , 15 Glenpark Rd, Birmingham, B8 3QH .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Washwood Heath and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Washwood Heath property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Washwood Heath property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Washwood Heath Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

I am buying an older farmhouse in Washwood Heath. What impact will the wooden structure have on regular maintenance?

Some buyers would be interested in owning a old, characterful home one day. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can worry purchasers. Homes built using traditional methods can be costly to maintain. You should be aware that specialist knowledge may be needed. Especially for Washwood Heath listed buildings, Traditional building materials may be required. This may make asking the seller for more detail about their current maintenance regime a good idea. Contact your surveyor for more information.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Washwood Heath, and the property's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does a Washwood Heath Building Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Washwood Heath home. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious contracting effect on clay soil, squeezing the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Steps like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the thirties house we expect to purchase we think we noticed that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, does a surveyor write anything on electrical system condition?

When carrying out a Washwood Heath Homebuyer Report the surveyor will usually report on the condition of the electrics if it appears that they are in a dangerous condition.

This should include a visual inspection of the open sections of the wiring on top of things like inspecting the outside installations like water features. Verifying the location of the documentation from the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the survey in Washwood Heath.

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

For Washwood Heath advice on electrical systems try K E V , 15 Glenpark Rd, Birmingham, B8 3QH .

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