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Home Buyers Survey in Walmley

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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 Walmley

    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 Walmley

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

    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 Walmley

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Walmley and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Walmley property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Walmley property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Walmley House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can cause difficulties for property in Walmley. Will the Home Buyers Survey consider this?

Clay soil can create a range of issues for house owners. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Walmley house's foundations, forcing them inward. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Walmley, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Building Surveys on apartments

We are buying a poor condition Victorian apartment home in Walmley, is it best to upgrade to a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has a new title and is now called the Building Survey. Choose the Building Survey for the apartment you describe. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a post fifties unmodified Walmley apartment made out of standard construction materials and methods i.e. brick/tile. Be aware that certain survey no go areas exist with a Building Survey insofar as the surveyor cannot force or open up the fabric of the apartment nor can he/she assess heating installations.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Walmley, and think we saw signs of pests in the bedroom. What can we do?

Pests like thrips may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Walmley. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Remedies to pest problems can include removal of infected furniture. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect does wet weather have on a Walmley property? Also, if there is necessary work, will they be inconvenient to fix?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, wet weather and the effect it can have on property are not given enough thought by home buyers. If you have visited the new home in on a dry day, issues may have been hidden, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Whether buying in Walmley or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if caught early, unless they are untreated or poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Walmley Surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate

A Homebuyer Report on a Walmley property will contain a valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To properly appraise the market value the valuer will take into account awareness of the Walmley property market as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. square metres. The surveyor will also consider construction type and draw upon key assumptions like there being no significant defects.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further Walmley assumptions, such as stairway access to a maisonette or connection to sewers, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like nearby railway tracks, which are also considered as part of the valuation.