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We work with RICS qualified surveyors around the country who offer high quality property surveys at a great price. Surveyor Local gives you piece of mind about your future property, and offers RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Property Valuations.

The surveyor who produces your report will be local to you with local knowledge of the area.

  • RICS qualified surveyor
  • Can help you negotiate on the property price
  • Thorough and accurate report
  • Clear traffic-light ratings for all aspects of the property
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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

Surveyor Local only works with surveyors regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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All Surveyor Local's surveyors are independent and not linked to any mortgage lenders.

Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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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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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Astwood Bank

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Astwood Bank

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Astwood Bank) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for non standard property such as mundic or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Astwood Bank

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Astwood Bank and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Astwood Bank property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you comprehensive details of the Astwood Bank property's general condition as well as including advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Astwood Bank Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a property in Astwood Bank - What should we do about roof repairs?

This is often asked by house purchasers who know that homes can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer damage to the roof. From rafters to roof battens, every part of the roof should be investigated. The surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Fixing a leaking roof can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A contractor in Astwood Bank can provide an estimate.

House Prices

There is a detached property in B96 with an asking price of £303, 133. What considerations will a Astwood Bank chartered surveyor allow for when calculating house prices in Astwood Bank ?

There are many factors which could affect property values e.g. the state of the roof or the number of bathrooms. It can help to set against values recorded in Astwood Bank for similar houses.

The average house price recorded at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £280, 833, which is £22, 300 less than £303, 133 - the amount you buying for. 44, Church Road, Astwood Bank, Redditch, Redditch, Worcestershire, B96 6DD a detached property sold for £139, 500 .

An impartial way for home buyers to get a formal property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a formal valuation as a core component.

The RICS chartered surveyor should attend home as well as considering the variety of area factors that can impact on the value of property.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Astwood Bank that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just a sort of flat finish render. Commonly stucco render is layered over red brick to form an even finish. The finish is very appealing and is was often applied to Victorian houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Astwood Bank Homebuyer Reports sometimes reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems such as horizontal visible cracking that describes the underlying mortar joints. Other potential problems might result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Resolving problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Astwood Bank and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Astwood Bank property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you comprehensive details of the Astwood Bank property's general condition as well as including advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Astwood Bank Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a property in Astwood Bank - What should we do about roof repairs?

This is often asked by house purchasers who know that homes can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer damage to the roof. From rafters to roof battens, every part of the roof should be investigated. The surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Fixing a leaking roof can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A contractor in Astwood Bank can provide an estimate.



House Prices

There is a detached property in B96 with an asking price of £303, 133. What considerations will a Astwood Bank chartered surveyor allow for when calculating house prices in Astwood Bank ?

There are many factors which could affect property values e.g. the state of the roof or the number of bathrooms. It can help to set against values recorded in Astwood Bank for similar houses.

The average house price recorded at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £280, 833, which is £22, 300 less than £303, 133 - the amount you buying for. 44, Church Road, Astwood Bank, Redditch, Redditch, Worcestershire, B96 6DD a detached property sold for £139, 500 .

An impartial way for home buyers to get a formal property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a formal valuation as a core component.

The RICS chartered surveyor should attend home as well as considering the variety of area factors that can impact on the value of property.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Astwood Bank that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just a sort of flat finish render. Commonly stucco render is layered over red brick to form an even finish. The finish is very appealing and is was often applied to Victorian houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Astwood Bank Homebuyer Reports sometimes reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems such as horizontal visible cracking that describes the underlying mortar joints. Other potential problems might result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Resolving problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

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