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

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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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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Diagonal bond walls on this Sparkhill home appears to have several cracks - what should we do?

Brick conversions indicate considerable issues. These can include efflorescence or crumbling mortar. These issues will be mentioned in the report, with feedback. A defect requiring immediate attention is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. R&A Brickwork Services should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 123/123/St. Cuthberts Drive, Gateshead, NE10 9AD or 07508 724063.

Buyers in Sparkhill should consider that a great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture are found in many homes built in this country. This being the

case, upkeep may not always be straightforward. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1880s property with stone walls. Are there any factors that need to be investigated?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of Sparkhill houses. Problems which impact stone-built Sparkhill houses can vary greatly, with issues like delaminated render being quote common. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to Sparkhill houses, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decorative elements. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when buying a house close to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: commercial waste. Nobody would want to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Worries might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health concerns like cancer have been linked to landfill sites .

Sparkhill RICS surveyors will find any structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Birmingham Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Diagonal bond walls on this Sparkhill home appears to have several cracks - what should we do?

Brick conversions indicate considerable issues. These can include efflorescence or crumbling mortar. These issues will be mentioned in the report, with feedback. A defect requiring immediate attention is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. R&A Brickwork Services should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 123/123/St. Cuthberts Drive, Gateshead, NE10 9AD or 07508 724063.

Buyers in Sparkhill should consider that a great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture are found in many homes built in this country. This being the



case, upkeep may not always be straightforward. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1880s property with stone walls. Are there any factors that need to be investigated?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of Sparkhill houses. Problems which impact stone-built Sparkhill houses can vary greatly, with issues like delaminated render being quote common. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to Sparkhill houses, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decorative elements. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when buying a house close to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: commercial waste. Nobody would want to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Worries might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health concerns like cancer have been linked to landfill sites .

Sparkhill RICS surveyors will find any structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Birmingham Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

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