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Home Buyers Survey in Balsall Common

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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Balsall Common

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Balsall Common

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Balsall Common) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Balsall Common

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

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Home Buyers Survey in Balsall Common

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Balsall Common and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

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

If you intend to make significant alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the Balsall Common property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Balsall Common House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will a Balsall Common Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco semi detached home in Balsall Common.

Stucco is really just a kind of smooth render. Commonly stucco render is applied to brick that sets to a smooth and even finish. It is highly aesthetic and is/was found on Victorian and Regency properties. It is very like mortar (sand and cement). Sometimes it can contain lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to help prevent cracks. it can be problematic and Balsall Common Homebuyer Reports commonly report potentially expensive to remedy problems such as trapped water leading to internal damp problems. Other issues could be when the application has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Re-coating Stucco problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a maisonette near to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. inert refuse. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Risks include tars and other hazardous materials. Health problems for example spina bifida have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in Balsall Common will find any structural defects connected with the landfill. Your legal representative will commission environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Solihull Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Balsall Common HomeBuyer Report investigate indications of flooding damage, or if nearby homes have been affected?

Heavy rain, burst riverbanks and clogged drainage can cause water damage caused by flooding, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. It is strongly recommended that precautions are taken, before water damage starts. Flood water can enter a house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a house lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The RICS surveyor will usually recommend that the buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Gas flame

Does a local surveyor look at the state of repair of the gas installations?

The qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually look at the accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect gas heaters where relevant, in addition to gas associated appliances/installations e.g. fireplaces. Fittings or covers won't however be taken off. Of course, gas can be unsafe and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Gas regulations require that all landlords are legally required to complete appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply are criminal .