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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 Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kings Norton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kings Norton

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Kings Norton) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this survey for non standard property such as mundic or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kings Norton

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Kings Norton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

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

If you are planning to carry out major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Kings Norton property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Kings Norton Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External walls

On the HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual Condition rating 3 defects affecting main walls?

Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the house or flat's construction. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded. One example issue could be missing bricks. Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it to look into rainwater goods? Will the Kings Norton building survey report on this?

As a frequent surveyor of local property, I find it strange that the effect which rain has on Kings Norton houses is rarely considered properly. For instance, damp stains around drainage may indicate that the drainage are at risk. Poor drainage can lead to collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

Whether buying in Kings Norton or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair fairly cheaply.However, the damage caused, where disregarded, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Traditionally built property

What should we take notice of when buying an old building in Kings Norton? What consequences will the cruck frame have on regular maintenance?

Some purchasers would like to own a unique or characterful property. Older construction methods and materials, however, can sometimes be an issue, and Property built with traditional methods can be a chore to repair. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials, which could mean long-term upkeep.Speak to your building surveyor for further advice. As an example of Medieval building, Old Grammar School in Kings Norton was constructed in around 1447.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Kings Norton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

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

If you are planning to carry out major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Kings Norton property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Kings Norton Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External walls

On the HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual Condition rating 3 defects affecting main walls?

Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the house or flat's construction. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded. One example issue could be missing bricks. Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here.



Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it to look into rainwater goods? Will the Kings Norton building survey report on this?

As a frequent surveyor of local property, I find it strange that the effect which rain has on Kings Norton houses is rarely considered properly. For instance, damp stains around drainage may indicate that the drainage are at risk. Poor drainage can lead to collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

Whether buying in Kings Norton or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair fairly cheaply.However, the damage caused, where disregarded, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Traditionally built property

What should we take notice of when buying an old building in Kings Norton? What consequences will the cruck frame have on regular maintenance?

Some purchasers would like to own a unique or characterful property. Older construction methods and materials, however, can sometimes be an issue, and Property built with traditional methods can be a chore to repair. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials, which could mean long-term upkeep.Speak to your building surveyor for further advice. As an example of Medieval building, Old Grammar School in Kings Norton was constructed in around 1447.

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