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Home Buyers Survey in Perry 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 Perry 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 Perry Barr

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

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Perry Barr and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Perry Barr property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Perry Barr property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Perry Barr Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we consider drainage?

I find it odd that the impact wet conditions can have on a structure is rarely paid due attention. Signs that drainage systems are under performing include spalling on walls around drainage. This could then result in damp and mould.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive.However, the damage caused, where left untreated, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of if buying a house close to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill take many forms including domestic waste material. Of course nobody would want to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Concerns include hazardous chemicals. Health concerns like downs syndrome have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors will find structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out conveyancing searches of the British Geological database as well as Birmingham Local Authority and advise you .

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Perry Barr building but are worried about insects. What advice should we get?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. Signs may not be obvious. For example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies to an infestation can include destruction of tainted materials. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.