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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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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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Which Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Burntwood

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Burntwood

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Burntwood) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. cellared or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Burntwood

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • HomeBuyer Report
    New Street, Chasetown, Burntwood, Staffordshire, WS7

  • Building Survey
    Rochester Avenue, Burntwood, Staffordshire, WS7

Home Buyers Survey Burntwood

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Burntwood and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Burntwood property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Burntwood property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Burntwood Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor look at the state of the gas supply?

The chartered surveyor will locate and visually look at the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) at the property, as well as gas connected fixtures like fixed external ventilation hearths. External fittings or housings will not be dislodged. Gas is potentially fatal and if there are any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Burntwood based gas engineers include Superior Plumbing Inst Ltd of 1 Newlands Court, Attwood Road, Burntwood, Staffordshire Tel. 08456002039 and Albatross UK Limited of Albatross (Uk) Ltd, Unit 21, Cobbett Road, Zone 1, Burntwood Tel. 07974 407778.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate that all landlords are obligated to complete appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties are criminal .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has said subsidence could be a concern. Is this a serious risk, and what subsidence issues will the Building Survey look into?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home.

In areas where clay soil is common, a long period of dry weather will cause the moisture level of the soil to fall. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, pulling on the homes foundations and which causes subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for Flemish bond maintenance advice - can a surveyor in Burntwood assist?

Brick-constructed residential property in Burntwood feature several advantages over buildings using regular cut stone, but they can also be affected by various issues and defects, including crypto-florescence and vertical cracking. Your property surveyor will cover these in his report along with recommendations. One frequently reported defect is extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork. London Elite Brickwork Contractors may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 07530 225257 or 82 Gloucester Rd, Hampton, TW12 2UJ.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include ornate Della Robbia bond paving. Consider renegotiating the price of the Burntwood property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Burntwood and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Burntwood property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Burntwood property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Burntwood Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor look at the state of the gas supply?

The chartered surveyor will locate and visually look at the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) at the property, as well as gas connected fixtures like fixed external ventilation hearths. External fittings or housings will not be dislodged. Gas is potentially fatal and if there are any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Burntwood based gas engineers include Superior Plumbing Inst Ltd of 1 Newlands Court, Attwood Road, Burntwood, Staffordshire Tel. 08456002039 and Albatross UK Limited of Albatross (Uk) Ltd, Unit 21, Cobbett Road, Zone 1, Burntwood Tel. 07974 407778.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate that all landlords are obligated to complete appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties are criminal .



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has said subsidence could be a concern. Is this a serious risk, and what subsidence issues will the Building Survey look into?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home.

In areas where clay soil is common, a long period of dry weather will cause the moisture level of the soil to fall. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, pulling on the homes foundations and which causes subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for Flemish bond maintenance advice - can a surveyor in Burntwood assist?

Brick-constructed residential property in Burntwood feature several advantages over buildings using regular cut stone, but they can also be affected by various issues and defects, including crypto-florescence and vertical cracking. Your property surveyor will cover these in his report along with recommendations. One frequently reported defect is extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork. London Elite Brickwork Contractors may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 07530 225257 or 82 Gloucester Rd, Hampton, TW12 2UJ.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include ornate Della Robbia bond paving. Consider renegotiating the price of the Burntwood property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

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