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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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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.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of if buying a home in the region a landfill site

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes for example: hazardous rubbish disposal. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns like birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will examine structural problems connected with the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark databases and Lichfield Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Damage resulting from flooding

We understand this property is located in a low lying part of Burntwood. Is there a major flood risk? Would our building survey investigate indications of water damage, or if nearby homes have been affected?

The lives of many residents in Burntwood and across the UK have been affected by flood damage; sensible owners and property purchasers in Burntwood are right to consider precautions. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments. Flood water can enter a Burntwood house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. An awareness of characteristics of the Burntwood area likely to affect the Burntwood house also enables the RICS surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a property with Hopton Wood stone walls. What should we look in to?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including cracks. Defects such as cracks affect many stone-walled properties. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

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.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of if buying a home in the region a landfill site

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes for example: hazardous rubbish disposal. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns like birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will examine structural problems connected with the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark databases and Lichfield Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .



Damage resulting from flooding

We understand this property is located in a low lying part of Burntwood. Is there a major flood risk? Would our building survey investigate indications of water damage, or if nearby homes have been affected?

The lives of many residents in Burntwood and across the UK have been affected by flood damage; sensible owners and property purchasers in Burntwood are right to consider precautions. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments. Flood water can enter a Burntwood house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. An awareness of characteristics of the Burntwood area likely to affect the Burntwood house also enables the RICS surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a property with Hopton Wood stone walls. What should we look in to?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including cracks. Defects such as cracks affect many stone-walled properties. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

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