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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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What building survey is the correct choice for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Perry Barr

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home built from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Perry Barr

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Perry Barr) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. thatched or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Perry Barr

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Perry Barr and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Perry Barr property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Perry Barr property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Perry Barr Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

What should we take notice of when buying older property in Perry Barr? What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Perry Barr homes employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to repair. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for property in a conservation area, Traditional building materials may be required. If the residence you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact the RICS surveyor for more detail.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent suggested subsidence could be a concern. What subsidence issues does the Perry Barr Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. A builder should return to a new home after six months to make good any settlement cracks.

Subsidence can be difficult to diagnose, as most of the tell-tale signs could easily be as the result of several factors. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. 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.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report in Perry Barr will include a valuation and a "reinstatement cost". To properly appraise the property's value your chartered surveyor will use awareness of the Perry Barr property market and other factors about the property for instance: size The RICS surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will make certain key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors don't factor in things like furnishings.

Further Perry Barr conjectures, like service connections, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like pig farms, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Perry Barr and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Perry Barr property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Perry Barr property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Perry Barr Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

What should we take notice of when buying older property in Perry Barr? What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Perry Barr homes employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to repair. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for property in a conservation area, Traditional building materials may be required. If the residence you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact the RICS surveyor for more detail.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent suggested subsidence could be a concern. What subsidence issues does the Perry Barr Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. A builder should return to a new home after six months to make good any settlement cracks.

Subsidence can be difficult to diagnose, as most of the tell-tale signs could easily be as the result of several factors. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. 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.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report in Perry Barr will include a valuation and a "reinstatement cost". To properly appraise the property's value your chartered surveyor will use awareness of the Perry Barr property market and other factors about the property for instance: size The RICS surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will make certain key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors don't factor in things like furnishings.

Further Perry Barr conjectures, like service connections, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like pig farms, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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