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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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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 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.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the mid-century home we want to buy, it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board - will a Ladywood survey advise the electrics?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Ladywood a surveyor will add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state.

This will include a general (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection look-over of the unconcealed areas of the wiring and other possible problems relating to things like reporting on the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances e.g. heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE advise a Periodic Inspection is carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting out). Always seek nearby guidance on electrical testing - 247 Electricians Ltd , 60 Regent Pl, Birmingham, B1 3NJ .

Roof defects identified during a survey

The seller said that loose slates had been a concern, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What should we be concerned about during the survey work?

Questions like this are often asked of building surveyors by buyers who are aware that property could unfortunately be experiencing difficulties with the roof, for example, ponding. Every element should be checked, e.g. dormers. Factors like holes or cracks in the waterproof layer are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

The expense of replacement of a failed dormer, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

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.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the mid-century home we want to buy, it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board - will a Ladywood survey advise the electrics?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Ladywood a surveyor will add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state.

This will include a general (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection look-over of the unconcealed areas of the wiring and other possible problems relating to things like reporting on the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances e.g. heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE advise a Periodic Inspection is carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting out). Always seek nearby guidance on electrical testing - 247 Electricians Ltd , 60 Regent Pl, Birmingham, B1 3NJ .



Roof defects identified during a survey

The seller said that loose slates had been a concern, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What should we be concerned about during the survey work?

Questions like this are often asked of building surveyors by buyers who are aware that property could unfortunately be experiencing difficulties with the roof, for example, ponding. Every element should be checked, e.g. dormers. Factors like holes or cracks in the waterproof layer are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

The expense of replacement of a failed dormer, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

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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