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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 property survey should I choose for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hockley Heath

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a home built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hockley Heath

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Hockley Heath) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional , for example granite wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hockley Heath

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Hockley Heath and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Hockley Heath property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Hockley Heath property's general condition along with information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Hockley Heath Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will the qualified RICS surveyor inspect the state of the gas appliances?

The RICS surveyor will visually check out the accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the gas pipe route at the building, in addition to gas connected fixtures e.g. balanced flues. The Hockley Heath qualified RICS surveyor will not remove any fittings and will not run any tests of any kind on the appliances or system. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe, should you have any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when purchasing a house proximate to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms including commercial waste material. Nobody ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Worries might include heavy metals. Potential health problems such as spina bifida have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveys in Hockley Heath will notice any structural defects linked to the site. Your solicitor will conduct conveyancing searches of the Landmark databases and Solihull Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Damaged Render

What will my Property Surveyor look for on a stucco regency home in Hockley Heath that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just a kind of smooth render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The effect is very attractive and was found on Victorian and Georgian buildings. it can be problematic and Hockley Heath Homebuyer Reports commonly detail defects for example, lateral visible cracking that describes the underlying mortar joints. Other issues might be when dampness under DPCs that causes the render detaching. Re-coating Stucco problems may be expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Hockley Heath and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Hockley Heath property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Hockley Heath property's general condition along with information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Hockley Heath Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will the qualified RICS surveyor inspect the state of the gas appliances?

The RICS surveyor will visually check out the accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the gas pipe route at the building, in addition to gas connected fixtures e.g. balanced flues. The Hockley Heath qualified RICS surveyor will not remove any fittings and will not run any tests of any kind on the appliances or system. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe, should you have any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.



Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when purchasing a house proximate to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms including commercial waste material. Nobody ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Worries might include heavy metals. Potential health problems such as spina bifida have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveys in Hockley Heath will notice any structural defects linked to the site. Your solicitor will conduct conveyancing searches of the Landmark databases and Solihull Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Damaged Render

What will my Property Surveyor look for on a stucco regency home in Hockley Heath that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just a kind of smooth render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The effect is very attractive and was found on Victorian and Georgian buildings. it can be problematic and Hockley Heath Homebuyer Reports commonly detail defects for example, lateral visible cracking that describes the underlying mortar joints. Other issues might be when dampness under DPCs that causes the render detaching. Re-coating Stucco problems may be expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

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