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  Mortgage Valuation
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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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What property survey should I pick for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Acocks Green

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a home built from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Acocks Green

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Acocks Green) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for an unconventional property, for example mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Acocks Green

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Acocks Green and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Acocks Green property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations on the property, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Acocks Green property's condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Acocks Green House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to check downspouts? Where there is work that needs to be done, what should we do?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet wet weather and the effect it can have on houses are rarely considered properly. If you have only seen the house in dry conditions, defects may not have been obvious. Blocked rainwater goods can result in staining of wallpaper and damp.

Whether buying in Acocks Green or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. Where this is not cleared out regularly, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a property proximate to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: commercial refuse disposal. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include chemicals like dioxins. Health problems like congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveys in Acocks Green will note structural issues connected with the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Birmingham Local Authority and advise you .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Will a Acocks Green Building Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Acocks Green buyers. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Acocks Green home's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Acocks Green and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Acocks Green property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations on the property, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Acocks Green property's condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Acocks Green House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to check downspouts? Where there is work that needs to be done, what should we do?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet wet weather and the effect it can have on houses are rarely considered properly. If you have only seen the house in dry conditions, defects may not have been obvious. Blocked rainwater goods can result in staining of wallpaper and damp.

Whether buying in Acocks Green or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. Where this is not cleared out regularly, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.



Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a property proximate to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: commercial refuse disposal. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include chemicals like dioxins. Health problems like congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveys in Acocks Green will note structural issues connected with the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Birmingham Local Authority and advise you .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Will a Acocks Green Building Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Acocks Green buyers. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Acocks Green home's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

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