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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.

  • RICS qualified surveyor
  • Can help you negotiate on the property price
  • 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.

Surveyor Local only works with surveyors regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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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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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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Handsworth

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home made of standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Handsworth

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Handsworth) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for unconventional such as stone slab roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Handsworth

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • Building Survey
    Wood Lane, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B20

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Hamstead Hill, Birmingham, West Midlands, B20

Home Buyers Survey Handsworth

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Handsworth and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Handsworth property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will give you comprehensive details of the Handsworth property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Handsworth Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the thirties house I intend to acquire, it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a Handsworth Homebuyer Report give details on on the electrics?

When conducting a Home Survey in Handsworth your RICS surveyor will usually add detail on the state of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in a hazardous condition. Your surveyor is required to possible problems relating to things like inspecting the state of any fixed electrical appliances, e.g. storage heaters or whether there is an on-peak/off-peak supply. A check for the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey in Handsworth.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Handsworth. What advice would a property surveyor in Handsworth give? Does render make a difference?

Brick houses in Handsworth will experience distinct issues, from inadequate damp-proofing to spalling. Your chartered surveyor would usually include these, with advice on the consequences were they to go untreated. One frequently reported defect is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level. Streamline at 4-6 Corporation Rd, Carlisle, CA3 8XB should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01228 595590.

For instance, rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns we would need to look out for if buying a home in Handsworth in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are thousands of conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are designated by the local council. Surveyors in Handsworth need to have knowledge of relevant local considerations and the effect may have on the home and its value. The price of property is typically more than prices outside the area which is down to conservation areas being largely unspoilt However many are falling into a poor state for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors can be expected to inform you whether the property looks to be is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Handsworth Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are conducted during the conveyancing process. Unconsented developments to the building may be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Handsworth and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Handsworth property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will give you comprehensive details of the Handsworth property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Handsworth Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the thirties house I intend to acquire, it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a Handsworth Homebuyer Report give details on on the electrics?

When conducting a Home Survey in Handsworth your RICS surveyor will usually add detail on the state of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in a hazardous condition. Your surveyor is required to possible problems relating to things like inspecting the state of any fixed electrical appliances, e.g. storage heaters or whether there is an on-peak/off-peak supply. A check for the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey in Handsworth.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Handsworth. What advice would a property surveyor in Handsworth give? Does render make a difference?

Brick houses in Handsworth will experience distinct issues, from inadequate damp-proofing to spalling. Your chartered surveyor would usually include these, with advice on the consequences were they to go untreated. One frequently reported defect is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level. Streamline at 4-6 Corporation Rd, Carlisle, CA3 8XB should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01228 595590.

For instance, rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns we would need to look out for if buying a home in Handsworth in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are thousands of conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are designated by the local council. Surveyors in Handsworth need to have knowledge of relevant local considerations and the effect may have on the home and its value. The price of property is typically more than prices outside the area which is down to conservation areas being largely unspoilt However many are falling into a poor state for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors can be expected to inform you whether the property looks to be is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Handsworth Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are conducted during the conveyancing process. Unconsented developments to the building may be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer.

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