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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sparkhill

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property constructed from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sparkhill

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Sparkhill) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this survey for unconventional such as stone slab roof properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sparkhill

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Sparkhill and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sparkhill property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations on the property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Sparkhill property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Sparkhill Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect should rain have on our new house in Sparkhill?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet rain and the effect it can have on Sparkhill property are rarely considered properly by purchasers. Signs that drainage systems are damaged include corroded downspouts. Poor drainage can lead to lasting damage to the fabric of a home.

Fortunately, problems with drains are usually easy to repair, if identified early. If not cared for, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the thirties house we want to purchase, the agent said that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does the Sparkhill surveyor write anything on the wiring and fusebox?

When carrying out a Sparkhill Homebuyer Report the surveyor will report on the electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous condition. A Chartered surveyor will also report back on concerns such as inspecting the state of any fitted appliances e.g. storage radiators. Looking at any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician should form part of the survey. Inspecting the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest that a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every ten years (5 if letting out). For advice in Sparkhill on electrical systems speak to RMD Electrical Ltd , 126 Formans Rd, Sparkhill, Birmingham, B11 3BD .

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor look out for on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency home in Sparkhill.

Stucco is really just a form of render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick hardens to a smooth stone like surface. The finish is very attractive and is often found on Victorian and Georgian buildings. it can be prone to defect and Sparkhill surveyors frequently discover any number of problems such as moisture trapped under paint coatings which cannot escape leading to worsening damp issues. Other potential problems might be when water enters under DPCs that results in detachment. Fixing problems with stucco may be dear as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Sparkhill and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sparkhill property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations on the property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Sparkhill property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Sparkhill Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect should rain have on our new house in Sparkhill?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet rain and the effect it can have on Sparkhill property are rarely considered properly by purchasers. Signs that drainage systems are damaged include corroded downspouts. Poor drainage can lead to lasting damage to the fabric of a home.

Fortunately, problems with drains are usually easy to repair, if identified early. If not cared for, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.



Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the thirties house we want to purchase, the agent said that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does the Sparkhill surveyor write anything on the wiring and fusebox?

When carrying out a Sparkhill Homebuyer Report the surveyor will report on the electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous condition. A Chartered surveyor will also report back on concerns such as inspecting the state of any fitted appliances e.g. storage radiators. Looking at any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician should form part of the survey. Inspecting the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest that a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every ten years (5 if letting out). For advice in Sparkhill on electrical systems speak to RMD Electrical Ltd , 126 Formans Rd, Sparkhill, Birmingham, B11 3BD .

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor look out for on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency home in Sparkhill.

Stucco is really just a form of render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick hardens to a smooth stone like surface. The finish is very attractive and is often found on Victorian and Georgian buildings. it can be prone to defect and Sparkhill surveyors frequently discover any number of problems such as moisture trapped under paint coatings which cannot escape leading to worsening damp issues. Other potential problems might be when water enters under DPCs that results in detachment. Fixing problems with stucco may be dear as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.

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