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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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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 planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ladywood

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a property made of conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ladywood

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Ladywood) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this survey when buying a non standard e.g. wood frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ladywood

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Ladywood and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Ladywood property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Ladywood property's condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Ladywood Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are intending to purchase a residence in Ladywood, does the property surveyor inquire into any flooding damage, or whether flooding has affected neighbouring property?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Ladywood property is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for homes in flood-risk areas. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. Flood water can enter a residential property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect residential property enables the property surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The property surveyor will usually recommend that the purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

No flood alerts were given for Ladywood, according to the Environment Agency.

*Correct as of 04/01/13

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create issues? I am buying a property in Ladywood. Can your Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Ladywood property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Steps like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I need to look out for if intending to buy a house in Ladywood near a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas in the UK which are overseen by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Ladywood need to have local knowledge of local area issues and the relation they have on the home. Values is typically enhanced owing to them retaining their original character. However many of them are falling into have fallen into a poor state e.g. the removal front garden walls

Surveyors will advise you whether the building is/might be within a conservation area and Section I of a Ladywood Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are carried out by your legal adviser. Unapproved modifications that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised, however these should be investigated by your lawyer. Saffron Solicitors Ltd are a local firm situated at 2nd Floor, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2JB and may be happy to advise. Tel: 0121 698 8558

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Ladywood and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Ladywood property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Ladywood property's condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Ladywood Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are intending to purchase a residence in Ladywood, does the property surveyor inquire into any flooding damage, or whether flooding has affected neighbouring property?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Ladywood property is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for homes in flood-risk areas. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. Flood water can enter a residential property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect residential property enables the property surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The property surveyor will usually recommend that the purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.



No flood alerts were given for Ladywood, according to the Environment Agency.

*Correct as of 04/01/13

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create issues? I am buying a property in Ladywood. Can your Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Ladywood property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Steps like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I need to look out for if intending to buy a house in Ladywood near a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas in the UK which are overseen by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Ladywood need to have local knowledge of local area issues and the relation they have on the home. Values is typically enhanced owing to them retaining their original character. However many of them are falling into have fallen into a poor state e.g. the removal front garden walls

Surveyors will advise you whether the building is/might be within a conservation area and Section I of a Ladywood Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are carried out by your legal adviser. Unapproved modifications that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised, however these should be investigated by your lawyer. Saffron Solicitors Ltd are a local firm situated at 2nd Floor, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2JB and may be happy to advise. Tel: 0121 698 8558

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