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Home Buyers Survey in Sutton Coldfield

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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 Sutton Coldfield

    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 Sutton Coldfield

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

    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 Sutton Coldfield

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Sutton Coldfield and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Sutton Coldfield property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Sutton Coldfield property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Sutton Coldfield Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Sutton Coldfield residential property built on clay soil can experience problems. What should we expect a Property Survey to include, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Sutton Coldfield home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Sutton Coldfield surveyor to carry out your Property Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about bugs in the Sutton Coldfield house we plan to buy. What can we do?

Pests like mice may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Sutton Coldfield. Regrettably, pest problems can seriously reduce the value of a property and affect the health of residents. Evidence may not be easy to find, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies. Remedies to vermin can include removal or excision of affected timber. If you strongly suspect an issue with mice, or any pest, speak to your chartered surveyor

Building Surveys on apartments

Do I need to order a full structural survey prior to acquiring a doer-upper, eighties purpose built apartment near Sutton Coldfield?

Full Structural Surveys are now known Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a mid century or later Sutton Coldfield apartment of standard construction materials and methods. A Building Survey is certainly the suitable selection for the apartment mentioned. Once a thorough survey of the accessible parts, a formal report will be provided to the purchaser giving any frequently critical information in relation to the construction materials used on the house.

There will be several limitations with any residential survey because your surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Sutton Coldfield property such as removing secured hatches.

Conservation area

Will there be any things I should look out for if purchasing a property in Sutton Coldfield inside a conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Sutton Coldfield are required by RICS to have local knowledge of relevant local issues and the connection they have on the home. Prices is usually more than prices outside the area which is down to conservation areas being in their original state. However many of them are falling into are falling into disrepair for example - out of keeping extensions

RICS surveyors are expected tell you if the home is possibly in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Sutton Coldfield Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are conducted by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unapproved modifications to the property should be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your lawyer.