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Homebuyer
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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 Home Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Redditch

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a home built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Redditch

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Redditch) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this option when buying a non standard property such as thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Redditch

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Redditch and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Redditch property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Redditch property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Redditch Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1988-built home in Redditch and found that there is a 2mm gap between the dining room wall and the door frame. Is this a serious risk, and what subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey consider?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement generally happens in newer houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older houses cracks appear in the Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

Cracks to a window frame are a clear sign of subsidence, but they may entirely benign. Inside the house, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Damaged Render

What will my Redditch Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered semi detached home in Redditch.

Stucco is in fact just a sort of flat finish render. Typically it is applied to brick that sets to an even finish. Stucco is very attractive and is common on some Victorian and Georgian properties. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Redditch Building Surveys commonly reveal defects like trapped moisture leading to the surface falling away

Another example of problems associated with stucco might include sulphate attack from sulphates or salts sucked out of brickwork. Re-applying problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as skilled tradesmen are getting more difficult to find.

For a local expert try P S Warren, 20 Runcorn Close, Redditch, B98 7PU Tel. 0121 4584274

Traditionally built property

We are buying a converted cow-house in Redditch. Will the home's age be an issue?

Some buyers would like to own property with real personality. Use of traditional methods, however, can sometimes be an issue, and Redditch property constructed with traditional methods can be a chore to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Especially for listed property, Traditional building materials may be required. If the property you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your chartered surveyor for more information. Built in the 15th century, Meadow Farm in Redditch is a fine example of a Medieval-period house.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Redditch and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Redditch property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Redditch property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Redditch Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1988-built home in Redditch and found that there is a 2mm gap between the dining room wall and the door frame. Is this a serious risk, and what subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey consider?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement generally happens in newer houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older houses cracks appear in the Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

Cracks to a window frame are a clear sign of subsidence, but they may entirely benign. Inside the house, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.



Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Damaged Render

What will my Redditch Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered semi detached home in Redditch.

Stucco is in fact just a sort of flat finish render. Typically it is applied to brick that sets to an even finish. Stucco is very attractive and is common on some Victorian and Georgian properties. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Redditch Building Surveys commonly reveal defects like trapped moisture leading to the surface falling away

Another example of problems associated with stucco might include sulphate attack from sulphates or salts sucked out of brickwork. Re-applying problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as skilled tradesmen are getting more difficult to find.

For a local expert try P S Warren, 20 Runcorn Close, Redditch, B98 7PU Tel. 0121 4584274

Traditionally built property

We are buying a converted cow-house in Redditch. Will the home's age be an issue?

Some buyers would like to own property with real personality. Use of traditional methods, however, can sometimes be an issue, and Redditch property constructed with traditional methods can be a chore to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Especially for listed property, Traditional building materials may be required. If the property you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your chartered surveyor for more information. Built in the 15th century, Meadow Farm in Redditch is a fine example of a Medieval-period house.

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