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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 Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kidderminster

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a property constructed from standard materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kidderminster

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Kidderminster) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kidderminster

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Kidderminster and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Kidderminster property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Kidderminster property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Kidderminster Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Defective door frame

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Kidderminster what might a green light rating mean for 'E6 - Outside doors' ?

All doors leading outside are checked, assuming keys are available. Generally, where doors have obviously been replaced, relevant issues are considered. This can include overall quality, whether the frame provides adequate support, and building regulations have been met (e.g. FENSA and Certass). Cracked door glass is an example of a Section E defect. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a residence. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the residence is in a good state, but maintenance may still be necessary. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has mentioned subsidence could be an issue impacting the property. What subsidence issues will the house survey reveal?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Less common than subsidence, but which can be as damaging to a home, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that flat ground and could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

House Prices

Is £166, 531 a reasonable amount to buy a detached house in DY10 for and what will the Kidderminster RICS surveyor allow for when carrying out a professional valuation ?

There are a huge number of issues that might affect house prices such as the existence of double glazing or whether it is near the coast or has a coastal view. As an indicator, one can try to benchmark prices values registered at the Land Registry for similar houses.

The average house price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £177, 331, which is £10, 800 more than the selling price. The house/flat average was £170, 517. Gables, Summerway Lane, Torton, Kidderminster, Wychavon, Worcestershire, DY11 7SE a detached home sold for £190, 000 .

An impartial way for home buyers to get an independent property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as standard. Your surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Kidderminster and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Kidderminster property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Kidderminster property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Kidderminster Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Defective door frame

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Kidderminster what might a green light rating mean for 'E6 - Outside doors' ?

All doors leading outside are checked, assuming keys are available. Generally, where doors have obviously been replaced, relevant issues are considered. This can include overall quality, whether the frame provides adequate support, and building regulations have been met (e.g. FENSA and Certass). Cracked door glass is an example of a Section E defect. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a residence. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the residence is in a good state, but maintenance may still be necessary. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has mentioned subsidence could be an issue impacting the property. What subsidence issues will the house survey reveal?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Less common than subsidence, but which can be as damaging to a home, heave describes the movement of earth upwards.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that flat ground and could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

House Prices

Is £166, 531 a reasonable amount to buy a detached house in DY10 for and what will the Kidderminster RICS surveyor allow for when carrying out a professional valuation ?

There are a huge number of issues that might affect house prices such as the existence of double glazing or whether it is near the coast or has a coastal view. As an indicator, one can try to benchmark prices values registered at the Land Registry for similar houses.

The average house price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £177, 331, which is £10, 800 more than the selling price. The house/flat average was £170, 517. Gables, Summerway Lane, Torton, Kidderminster, Wychavon, Worcestershire, DY11 7SE a detached home sold for £190, 000 .

An impartial way for home buyers to get an independent property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as standard. Your surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

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