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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 building survey is the correct choice for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Alvechurch

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home built from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Alvechurch

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Alvechurch) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional e.g. stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Alvechurch

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Alvechurch and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Alvechurch property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Alvechurch property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Alvechurch Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Other external areas of the property

In a Alvechurch HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition rating 3 have on 'E9 - Other' ?

The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects which do not fit into the other categories. Your surveyor can provide more details if required. Rot and insect damage to a porch or conservatory's structure is an example of this.

Severe defects impacting the Alvechurch house are indicated with a 'red' condition rating of 3. They can include defects which compromise the structural integrity of a Alvechurch residence. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Alvechurch house being surveyed will be indicated with

a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular Alvechurch house, omitting sections as necessary.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The agent said that cracked supports had been a concern. What aspects of the roofing will be considered?

This is often asked by house purchasers who know that homes will suffer mould, among a range of other roofing issues. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the clay tiles to the collar beams, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

The expense of felting a flat roof, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a builder in Alvechurch for the job itself. Speak to Sutor J of 1 Turnpike La, Redditch, B97 6UJ on 01527 592269 for details.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about if buying a home near to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: domestic waste material. No one would want to live near one (most people do live near one). Concerns might include heavy metals. Potential health concerns such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Alvechurch will note structural issues connected with the site. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological data sets as well as Bromsgrove Local Authority and advise you .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Alvechurch and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Alvechurch property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Alvechurch property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Alvechurch Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Other external areas of the property

In a Alvechurch HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition rating 3 have on 'E9 - Other' ?

The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects which do not fit into the other categories. Your surveyor can provide more details if required. Rot and insect damage to a porch or conservatory's structure is an example of this.

Severe defects impacting the Alvechurch house are indicated with a 'red' condition rating of 3. They can include defects which compromise the structural integrity of a Alvechurch residence. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Alvechurch house being surveyed will be indicated with



a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular Alvechurch house, omitting sections as necessary.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The agent said that cracked supports had been a concern. What aspects of the roofing will be considered?

This is often asked by house purchasers who know that homes will suffer mould, among a range of other roofing issues. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the clay tiles to the collar beams, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

The expense of felting a flat roof, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a builder in Alvechurch for the job itself. Speak to Sutor J of 1 Turnpike La, Redditch, B97 6UJ on 01527 592269 for details.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about if buying a home near to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: domestic waste material. No one would want to live near one (most people do live near one). Concerns might include heavy metals. Potential health concerns such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Alvechurch will note structural issues connected with the site. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological data sets as well as Bromsgrove Local Authority and advise you .

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