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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.

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  • 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.

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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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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chelmsley Wood

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a property made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chelmsley Wood

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Chelmsley Wood) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional , for example stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chelmsley Wood

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • HomeBuyer Report
    Wheatcroft Drive, Birmingham, B37

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Chelmsley Wood and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Chelmsley Wood property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Chelmsley Wood property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Chelmsley Wood Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

I am planning to purchase a detached property in B37 for around £140, 824. What things does a surveyor consider in the process of a Home Survey ?

There are a great number of factors that might affect property values ranging from the amount of service charges payable to the standard of the bathroom/s. It is useful to analyse house prices recorded in the same area for comparable properties.

This means house prices paid in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £134, 124, which is £6, 700 less than the amount you are intending to pay. The average factoring in houses and flats was £120, 658. 51, Raglan Way, Birmingham, Solihull, West Midlands, B37 7TB a detached property sold for £142, 000 .

In order for home buyers to get a formal house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report in Chelmsley Wood which includes a Property Valuation Report as standard. A RICS chartered surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

The surveyor will go to the site in addition to considering the long list of area issues affecting property prices.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the period property we want to buy, the agent said that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system - will the Chelmsley Wood surveyor write anything on electrical system condition?

When conducting a Chelmsley Wood Home Survey a surveyor will usually add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state.

This will include a general check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of any revealed parts of the wiring or fusebox in addition to things, for example, if there is an on-peak/off-peak supply. Reporting on any evidence of any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

Verifying the existence of any documents from any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) recommend that a Periodic Inspection be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould caused problems at our old property. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. Which issues relating to the roofing will be investigated?

This often causes anxiety for purchasers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Many residential properties may be exposed to damage to the roof. Every element should be checked, e.g. concrete tiles. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like replacement of a failed dormer, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a Chelmsley Wood builder a quote for any suggested work.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Chelmsley Wood and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Chelmsley Wood property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Chelmsley Wood property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Chelmsley Wood Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

I am planning to purchase a detached property in B37 for around £140, 824. What things does a surveyor consider in the process of a Home Survey ?

There are a great number of factors that might affect property values ranging from the amount of service charges payable to the standard of the bathroom/s. It is useful to analyse house prices recorded in the same area for comparable properties.

This means house prices paid in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £134, 124, which is £6, 700 less than the amount you are intending to pay. The average factoring in houses and flats was £120, 658. 51, Raglan Way, Birmingham, Solihull, West Midlands, B37 7TB a detached property sold for £142, 000 .

In order for home buyers to get a formal house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report in Chelmsley Wood which includes a Property Valuation Report as standard. A RICS chartered surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

The surveyor will go to the site in addition to considering the long list of area issues affecting property prices.



Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the period property we want to buy, the agent said that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system - will the Chelmsley Wood surveyor write anything on electrical system condition?

When conducting a Chelmsley Wood Home Survey a surveyor will usually add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state.

This will include a general check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of any revealed parts of the wiring or fusebox in addition to things, for example, if there is an on-peak/off-peak supply. Reporting on any evidence of any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

Verifying the existence of any documents from any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) recommend that a Periodic Inspection be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould caused problems at our old property. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. Which issues relating to the roofing will be investigated?

This often causes anxiety for purchasers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Many residential properties may be exposed to damage to the roof. Every element should be checked, e.g. concrete tiles. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like replacement of a failed dormer, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a Chelmsley Wood builder a quote for any suggested work.

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