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Home Buyers Survey in Erdington

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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 Erdington

    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 Erdington

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Erdington) 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 Erdington

    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 Erdington

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Erdington and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Erdington property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Erdington property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Erdington House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

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On a Erdington HomeBuyer Report, what could a a green light rating mean for windows?

Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home buyers in Erdington a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. Red, amber and green ratings give home buyers in Erdington indicate to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property.

One example issue could be lintels above doors that are sagging or missing. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

House Prices

I want to buy a detached house in Erdington, B23. The asking price is £151, 880. What considerations will a Erdington RICS chartered surveyor allow for during a professional valuation ?

There are many factors which could positively or negatively affect property values ranging from existence of building regulations for modifications to the condition of shared common parts. As an indicator, one can try to benchmark prices house prices recorded in the same area for similar properties.

This means house prices registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £134, 380, which is £17, 500 less than the amount being asked (£126, 147 was the blended house/flat average). 79, Woodway, Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, B24 0AH a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £185, 000 .

The most suitable way to get an accurate and professional house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation by default.

A chartered surveyor will always attend the home as well as factoring in the multiple area issues that can impact on property values.

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When we were shown the period property we want to acquire it appeared that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; will the surveyor go into detail on the electrics?

When performing a Erdington Home Buyers Survey a qualified surveyor will typically mention the electrical system if it appears that they are in a less than satisfactory condition.

This should include a visual inspection of any revealed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of concerns such as confirming the state of any fixed appliances like electric showers or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any documentation from the most recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Erdington. Reporting on any evidence of any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed will be part of the survey in Erdington .

The IEE advise that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be conducted every ten years (5 if letting out). Always seek help from a qualified electrician try A & an electrical Home Services , 18 Holliday Rd, Erdington, Birmingham, B24 9ET .

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Does the qualified RICS surveyor check out the state of the gas installations?

A surveyor will visually inspect the accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at gas (and oil heaters) at the home, as well as gas connected installations, for instance fireplaces. External fittings or covers won't be undone. The gas system will not be tested in any way. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous and if there are any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe certified Birmingham and the Black Country based local companies include Middleton Maintenance Services Limited of 224 - 232, High Street, Erdington, Birmingham, West Midlands Tel. 0845 300 5969 and Parwaz Akhtar of 4, Mere Road, Birmingham, West Midlands Tel. 07786044194.

Gas regulations stipulate landlords must to complete appliance and installation inspections every 12 months. Non compliance penalties are criminal .