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Home Buyers Survey in Smethwick

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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 Smethwick

    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 Smethwick

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

    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 Smethwick

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Smethwick and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Smethwick property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications on the Smethwick property, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Smethwick property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Smethwick Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Should I get a full structural survey prior to purchasing a poor condition Victorian live work maisonette in Smethwick?

Full Structural Surveys are now reclassified as the Building Surveys. Opt for the RICS Building Survey if you are planning to buy the maisonette referred to. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough if investigating a 60 year old or less unmodified maisonette assembled from standard building materials i.e. brick/tile. Be aware that several provisos exist with the survey as a local Smethwick surveyor is not able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the fabric of the property for example, or look into the internal condition of chimneys.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues I need to check on when planning to buy an extended house in Smethwick near a conservation area?

There are many thousands of conservation areas in England and Wales which are governed by local councils. Smethwick surveyors must possess relevant knowledge of relevant local area factors and the effect they have on the property and its value. Values is, more often than not, higher which is down to conservation areas retaining original features. However many of them are falling into have been neglected and are in shoddy condition for example - increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

Surveyors are trained to inform you whether the building is/might be is so classified and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will suggest additional enquiries are raised during the conveyancing process. Unauthorised developments that do not have Local Authority approval should be commented on, however these should be investigated by your legal representative. Crown Gate Law Solicitors are a local firm situated at 203a Soho Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 9SX might be happy to advise. Tel:

House Prices

I am planning to buy a property in Smethwick, B66 for around £103, 329. What things does the surveyor consider during a home buyers survey ?

There are many factors that can affect the price of property ranging from proximity to road noise to the condition of shared common parts. You can try to weigh up prices against prices recorded in the same area for similar houses.

The average house price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £113, 729, which is £10, 400 more than the asking price. The average for houses and flats was £108, 700. 57, Unett Street, Smethwick, Sandwell, West Midlands, B66 3SZ a detached property sold for £120, 000 .

An impartial way for you to get an accurate property valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report in Smethwick which includes a professional valuation as a core component. A RICS chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

The qualified surveyor will attend the home in addition to allowing for the myriad of variables that can impact on the value of property.