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We work with RICS qualified surveyors around the country who offer high quality property surveys at a great price. Surveyor Local gives you piece of mind about your future property, and offers RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Property Valuations.

The surveyor who produces your report will be local to you with local knowledge of the area.

  • RICS qualified surveyor
  • Can help you negotiate on the property price
  • Thorough and accurate report
  • Clear traffic-light ratings for all aspects of the property
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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

Surveyor Local only works with surveyors regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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All Surveyor Local's surveyors are independent and not linked to any mortgage lenders.

Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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Home Buyers Survey
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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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Valuation
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Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lozells

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lozells

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Lozells) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. granite wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lozells

    This is an independent valuation . This report is chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • Building Survey
    Old Post Way, Lozells, Birmingham, B19

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Carpenters Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B19

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Lozells and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Lozells property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Lozells property's general condition as well as including information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Lozells House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a building next to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. hazardous rubbish. No one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include hazardous chemicals. Potential health concerns such as downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors will note any structural issues linked to the site. Your solicitor will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as Birmingham Local Authority and advise you .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor mentioned subsidence could be a problem. What are the risks, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. New buildings in Lozells and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact does rain have on our new building in Lozells?

As a frequent surveyor of homes in the region, I find it strange that heavy rainfall and the effect it can have on a home are ignored. One indication that drainage are worth a closer look is corroded downspouts. Poor drainage can lead to fungi or mould which can be a health risk.

Fortunately, this is usually easy to resolve. If not maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Lozells and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Lozells property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Lozells property's general condition as well as including information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Lozells House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a building next to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. hazardous rubbish. No one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include hazardous chemicals. Potential health concerns such as downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors will note any structural issues linked to the site. Your solicitor will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as Birmingham Local Authority and advise you .



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor mentioned subsidence could be a problem. What are the risks, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. New buildings in Lozells and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact does rain have on our new building in Lozells?

As a frequent surveyor of homes in the region, I find it strange that heavy rainfall and the effect it can have on a home are ignored. One indication that drainage are worth a closer look is corroded downspouts. Poor drainage can lead to fungi or mould which can be a health risk.

Fortunately, this is usually easy to resolve. If not maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

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