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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 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.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the unmodernised property we are intending to buy we think we noticed that there is old wiring; will the surveyor report on the general state of the electrical system?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Coventry a RICS surveyor should report on the electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. This should include an overview inspection of the unconcealed sections of the wiring or fusebox and other areas like whether there is an off-peak /on-peak mains supply.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey.

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Coventry .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advocate that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition should be carried out every ten years (5 if letting).

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should rainfall have on our new Coventry home? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Both in Coventry, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately this issue is ignored by buyers. For instance, leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage suggest that the drainage are worth a closer look, and may lead to damage to foundations. Luckily, this is generally easy to remedy. If not maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to think about when purchasing older property? What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can often be problematic. Coventry structures featuring traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to repair. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work, which could make obtaining a full structural or building survey essential. Built in around 1475, Whitefriars in Coventry is an example of a traditional Medieval-period monastic cloister.

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.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the unmodernised property we are intending to buy we think we noticed that there is old wiring; will the surveyor report on the general state of the electrical system?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Coventry a RICS surveyor should report on the electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. This should include an overview inspection of the unconcealed sections of the wiring or fusebox and other areas like whether there is an off-peak /on-peak mains supply.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey.



Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Coventry .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advocate that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition should be carried out every ten years (5 if letting).

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should rainfall have on our new Coventry home? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Both in Coventry, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately this issue is ignored by buyers. For instance, leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage suggest that the drainage are worth a closer look, and may lead to damage to foundations. Luckily, this is generally easy to remedy. If not maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to think about when purchasing older property? What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can often be problematic. Coventry structures featuring traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to repair. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work, which could make obtaining a full structural or building survey essential. Built in around 1475, Whitefriars in Coventry is an example of a traditional Medieval-period monastic cloister.

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    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....