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Home Buyers Survey in Great Barr

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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Great Barr

    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 Great Barr

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

    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 Great Barr

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Great Barr and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Great Barr property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give comprehensive details of the Great Barr property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Great Barr Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Great Barr and are looking for a 30s house built with brick. What input does a surveyor in Great Barr give? Does brick decay faster in Great Barr weather?

Brick conversions in Great Barr will be affected by both minor and serious issues, ranging from spalling to moisture damage. One frequently reported defect is diagonal cracking caused by ground movement. For more information, contact a local builder, RTD Brickwork of 48 Lynton Rd, Benfleet, SS7 2QQ on 01702 556487.

E.g. rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall. Consider renegotiating the price of the Great Barr property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Conservation area

Will there be any things I would need to look out for if intending to buy a period property in Great Barr near a conservation area ?

There are thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are overseen by the local authority. Great Barr surveyors are required by RICS to have local knowledge of local issues and any effect they have with the property. Property values is typically inflated due to them resisting change. However a growing number have fallen into a state of neglect e.g. the addition of PVC windows and doors

RICS surveyors can be expected to tell you if the planned purchase could be so designated and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are raised by your legal representation. Unapproved adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval will also be noted, however these should be concern for the lawyer. Kauldhar & Co are a local firm situated at 1 Old Walsall Road, Sandwell, West Midlands, B42 1NN will be prepared to advise further. Tel: 0121 358 6868

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there may be a risk of asbestos sealant present in the flat. What is asbestos and is it hazardous?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example shed roofs.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in soil vent pipes.

All forms are carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. Its existence does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to break the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought ASAP. Never endeavour to disturb it yourself. Approved experts can be found at www.arca.org.uk. Great Barr Surveyors cannot test for asbestos as part of the survey. They will note possible asbestos risks and will recommend professional testing.