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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.

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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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Home Buyers Survey
in Drakes Cross

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From £225
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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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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What HomeBuyers Survey is right for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Drakes Cross

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a home built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Drakes Cross

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Drakes Cross) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this option for non standard property such as stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Drakes Cross

    This is a professional valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
in Drakes Cross

  • Full Structural Survey
    Gorsey Lane, Wythall, Birmingham, Worcestershire, B47

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Chapel Drive, Wythall, Birmingham, Worcestershire, B47

Home Buyers Survey Drakes Cross

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Drakes Cross and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Drakes Cross property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Drakes Cross property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a Drakes Cross Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be powdery white asbestos sprayed on coatings in the property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials for example pipe insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in paper lining. Technically all forms are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to disturb it. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Drakes Cross HomeBuyer report. Your Drakes Cross surveyor should mention suspected asbestos and will inform you of the options.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses cause problems for the owner? Which related issues should we consider?

Repair costs for stone-built houses in Drakes Cross can be higher than for more standard. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should I investigate gutters? Will the house surveyor in Drakes Cross report on this? Also, if there is work that needs to be done, will they be a hassle to fix?

Regular rainfall is common in Drakes Cross and across the country, but the effect which rain has on a home is not considered. For example, rotten roofing elements strongly suggest that the drainage systems are blocked. Whether buying in Drakes Cross or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. If left untreated, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Drakes Cross and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Drakes Cross property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Drakes Cross property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a Drakes Cross Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be powdery white asbestos sprayed on coatings in the property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials for example pipe insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in paper lining. Technically all forms are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to disturb it. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.



Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Drakes Cross HomeBuyer report. Your Drakes Cross surveyor should mention suspected asbestos and will inform you of the options.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses cause problems for the owner? Which related issues should we consider?

Repair costs for stone-built houses in Drakes Cross can be higher than for more standard. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should I investigate gutters? Will the house surveyor in Drakes Cross report on this? Also, if there is work that needs to be done, will they be a hassle to fix?

Regular rainfall is common in Drakes Cross and across the country, but the effect which rain has on a home is not considered. For example, rotten roofing elements strongly suggest that the drainage systems are blocked. Whether buying in Drakes Cross or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. If left untreated, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

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