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Home Buyers Survey in Northfield

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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 Northfield

    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 Northfield

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

    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 Northfield

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Northfield and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Northfield property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Northfield property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Northfield Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Should we opt for a full structural survey prior to investing in a substantially modified Edwardian live-work flat in Northfield?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as the Building Survey. When planning to buy an unconventional property such as a poor condition flat in Northfield, it is the most suitable RICS survey to get. After an exhaustive survey of the accessible parts a written report (pdf and written copy) will be dispatched to you summarising any critical information about the construction materials used on the home.

There are certain limitations with any survey insofar as the surveyor is not able to open up the fabric of the of the Northfield building e.g. removing secured hatches. Also flats usually involve shared parts of the building which cannot always be accessed. and the surveyor will only give details on the area within identifiable boundary of the flat, the surveyor may give details of shared areas such as like security. For a more detailed breakdown of what each survey type includes click surveys compared.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we should look out for when intending to buy a flat in Northfield in conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are designated by the local council. Surveyors in Northfield are required by RICS to possess sufficient knowledge of local considerations and any relation they have on the property and its value. The value of homes is generally inflated owing to them being largely unspoilt

RICS surveyors can be expected to advise whether the building looks to be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are raised during the conveyancing process. Unsympathetic modifications to the property should be advised, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser. R T Law are a local firm situated at 66 Northfield Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 1JH and may be able help you with further information. Tel: 0121 459 1414

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when buying a maisonette close to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including non-hazardous waste. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks include complex organic chemicals. Potential health concerns like downs syndrome have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveys in Northfield will find any structural defects resulting from the site. Your legal representative will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark databases in addition to Birmingham Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .