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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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Which Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Birmingham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Birmingham

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Birmingham) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard property such as granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Birmingham

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Birmingham and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Birmingham property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Birmingham property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Birmingham House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

Is £186, 567 the right sort of price to buy a house in B6 in Birmingham for and what things does a Birmingham chartered surveyor take into account in the process of a RICS valuation ?

There are many factors that can add to or subtract from the price of property for instance proximity to road noise or whether the property is on an adopted road. It is useful to benchmark prices the prices of house recorded in Birmingham for similar houses.

The average house price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £162, 767, which is £23, 800 less than the asking price. The combined house/flat average was £120, 860. 31, Aboyne Close, Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 7PQ a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £279, 950 .

The only way to get a formal property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) by default. A local surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we would be advised to be wary of when planning to buy a property in Birmingham inside Lozells and Soho Hill conservation area ?

Lozells and Soho Hill is in a conservation area and has been classed as very bad by English Heritage, with high vulnerability and no significant change. For further information see their or contact the Lozells and Soho Hill conservation area administrator - Simon Delahunty-Forrest on 0121 464 8258. There are many thousands of conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local authorities. Lozells and Soho Hill is designated by Bromsgrove District Council at The Council House, Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 1AA. Contact 01527 881 288. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess sufficient knowledge of local area factors and any connection they have with the home. Values will be significantly higher due to conservation areas being in good order.

Surveyors can be expected to inform you if the home is or might be so designated and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are raised by your conveyancer. Unsympathetic developments that do not have Local Authority approval may be noted in the survey, however these should be investigated by your legal representative. Stuart Hodge Corporate Lawyers Llp are based in 3 Temple Row West, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 5NY will be happy to advise. Tel: 0121 214 2490

English Heritage

I am planning to purchase a home close to Bowl Barrow At King'S Standing , will this affect the property's value?

Bowl Barrow At King'S Standing is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local interest will usually add to the desirability of an area. Examples of other monuments of interest are Coleshill Bridge, Furnace End Bridge and Kent'S Moat.. The RICS valuer will include all local factors when carrying out the homebuyer report in Birmingham. Visit the English Heritage site for more details on Bowl Barrow At King'S Standing.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Birmingham and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Birmingham property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Birmingham property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Birmingham House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

Is £186, 567 the right sort of price to buy a house in B6 in Birmingham for and what things does a Birmingham chartered surveyor take into account in the process of a RICS valuation ?

There are many factors that can add to or subtract from the price of property for instance proximity to road noise or whether the property is on an adopted road. It is useful to benchmark prices the prices of house recorded in Birmingham for similar houses.

The average house price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £162, 767, which is £23, 800 less than the asking price. The combined house/flat average was £120, 860. 31, Aboyne Close, Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 7PQ a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £279, 950 .

The only way to get a formal property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) by default. A local surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.



Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we would be advised to be wary of when planning to buy a property in Birmingham inside Lozells and Soho Hill conservation area ?

Lozells and Soho Hill is in a conservation area and has been classed as very bad by English Heritage, with high vulnerability and no significant change. For further information see their or contact the Lozells and Soho Hill conservation area administrator - Simon Delahunty-Forrest on 0121 464 8258. There are many thousands of conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local authorities. Lozells and Soho Hill is designated by Bromsgrove District Council at The Council House, Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 1AA. Contact 01527 881 288. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess sufficient knowledge of local area factors and any connection they have with the home. Values will be significantly higher due to conservation areas being in good order.

Surveyors can be expected to inform you if the home is or might be so designated and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are raised by your conveyancer. Unsympathetic developments that do not have Local Authority approval may be noted in the survey, however these should be investigated by your legal representative. Stuart Hodge Corporate Lawyers Llp are based in 3 Temple Row West, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 5NY will be happy to advise. Tel: 0121 214 2490

English Heritage

I am planning to purchase a home close to Bowl Barrow At King'S Standing , will this affect the property's value?

Bowl Barrow At King'S Standing is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local interest will usually add to the desirability of an area. Examples of other monuments of interest are Coleshill Bridge, Furnace End Bridge and Kent'S Moat.. The RICS valuer will include all local factors when carrying out the homebuyer report in Birmingham. Visit the English Heritage site for more details on Bowl Barrow At King'S Standing.

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  • Cracks to pointing reveal movement

    By Martin Tate November 12th, 2012

    There had been some movement in the external walls/brickwork which can be seen by cracking in the brickwork on the front elevation around and above the opening particularly the front lounge of this Birmingham home.   The cracks noted are generally 1mm – 2mm wide which are...

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    By Martin Tate November 7th, 2012

    During a recent building survey, the surveyor noted evidence of historic woodworm (photograph shows flight holes within the front structural purlin within the left hand roof void). The extent of the wood worm was entirely consistent with buildings of this age and it would have...

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    By Stewart Sherman September 29th, 2012

    Japanese Knotweed sounds like the sort of Zen plant you might choose to plant in the garden. In fact this plant can damage footpaths, and patios; in the worse cases, it can get into the property. It is very difficult to get rid of this plant as evidenced on this Homebuyer Report. The...