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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Coventry

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Coventry

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Coventry) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this option for non standard , for example thatched or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Coventry

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This report is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Coventry and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Coventry property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Coventry property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Coventry Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor look at the condition or the safety of the gas installations?

A will visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the condition of the meter for example, as well as gas connected fixtures such as chimney breasts or flues. Any external fittings or housings won't be dislodged. Most people are aware that gas is potentially deadly and if there are any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Coventry based gas engineers include Christopher Coleman of 70, Belgrave Road, Coventry, . Tel. 07984964267 and Industrial & Heating Services Ltd of 21, Bonneville Close, Coventry, West Midlands Tel. 07909 902595.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the early 70s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create problems? Will the Coventry Building Survey consider this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Specific issues include soil movement. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Coventry, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when buying a home proximate to Frog Hall Landfill Site on London Road and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes for example: non-hazardous waste. A huge number of sites affect many thousands of people in England including Coventry. Concerns include structurally instability. Potential health concerns like congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Coventry will flag up structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out conveyancing searches of the Landmark database in addition to Coventry Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Coventry and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Coventry property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Coventry property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Coventry Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor look at the condition or the safety of the gas installations?

A will visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the condition of the meter for example, as well as gas connected fixtures such as chimney breasts or flues. Any external fittings or housings won't be dislodged. Most people are aware that gas is potentially deadly and if there are any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Coventry based gas engineers include Christopher Coleman of 70, Belgrave Road, Coventry, . Tel. 07984964267 and Industrial & Heating Services Ltd of 21, Bonneville Close, Coventry, West Midlands Tel. 07909 902595.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the early 70s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create problems? Will the Coventry Building Survey consider this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Specific issues include soil movement. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Coventry, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when buying a home proximate to Frog Hall Landfill Site on London Road and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes for example: non-hazardous waste. A huge number of sites affect many thousands of people in England including Coventry. Concerns include structurally instability. Potential health concerns like congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Coventry will flag up structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out conveyancing searches of the Landmark database in addition to Coventry Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

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Recent Coventry Surveyor Reports

  • Wet rot in the timber purlin at a party wall

    By  September 29th, 2012

    The surveyor on a recent Building Survey discovered excessive damp in a second floor bedroom. Damp meter readings indicated that indicate in excess of 17% moisture content on a large area of the party wall. As a result the timber purlin had advanced wet rot at the junction with the party wall....