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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 building survey do I need for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Castle Bromwich

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a property made of standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Castle Bromwich

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Castle Bromwich) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Castle Bromwich

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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    Tackford Close, Castle Bromwich, B36

Home Buyers Survey Castle Bromwich

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Castle Bromwich and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Castle Bromwich property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Castle Bromwich property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Castle Bromwich Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw that there is a 27mm crack above the windows in the sitting room when we last viewed the house. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the Building Survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does occur in new houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. In some older houses cracks are noticeable in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb moisture.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a greater-than-average concentration of sand, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor look at the state of repair of the gas appliances?

A qualified surveyor will visually look at any easily accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect gas (and oil heaters) for example, in addition to gas related appliances or installations, for instance chimney breasts. A Castle Bromwich local surveyor will not remove the gas fittings nor will they do any tests on the system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a ground floor apartment in Castle Bromwich, does the building survey check possible flooding?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Telegraph), and owning a house in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A flood danger alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. The HomeBuyer Report may also, where appropriate, outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep. The HomeBuyer Report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Castle Bromwich and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Castle Bromwich property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Castle Bromwich property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Castle Bromwich Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw that there is a 27mm crack above the windows in the sitting room when we last viewed the house. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the Building Survey?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does occur in new houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. In some older houses cracks are noticeable in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb moisture.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a greater-than-average concentration of sand, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.



Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor look at the state of repair of the gas appliances?

A qualified surveyor will visually look at any easily accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect gas (and oil heaters) for example, in addition to gas related appliances or installations, for instance chimney breasts. A Castle Bromwich local surveyor will not remove the gas fittings nor will they do any tests on the system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a ground floor apartment in Castle Bromwich, does the building survey check possible flooding?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Telegraph), and owning a house in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A flood danger alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. The HomeBuyer Report may also, where appropriate, outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep. The HomeBuyer Report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

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