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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 Property Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stechford

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stechford

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Stechford) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this survey for non standard , for example wood frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stechford

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Stechford and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Stechford property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Stechford property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Stechford House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Will a cottage with stone walls cause issues? Are there specific factors to consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Purchasers in Stechford should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like delaminated render will vary with the particular type of stone.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Maintenance tips include careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

For more details, get in touch with a local mason or walling contractor, such as Elegant Club Fenders Ltd at Unit 14 Imex Business Park, Flaxley Rd, Birmingham, B33 9AL.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is flaky white asbestos wall panelling present in the flat. What is asbestos and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as roof tiles.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic including tensile strength qualities and it may be found in roof gutters. Technically all forms (including white) are ultimately carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to remove asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a Stechford home survey. However they will report on suspected asbestos and should inform you of the options.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor report on the safety of the gas supply?

The qualified RICS surveyor will visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. This means things like gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) at the building, in addition to gas associated installations like the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. Fittings or covers won't actually be taken off. The gas system won't be tested in any way. Gas is potentially dangerous and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Regulations stipulate that all landlords must to conduct appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Stechford and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Stechford property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Stechford property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Stechford House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Will a cottage with stone walls cause issues? Are there specific factors to consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Purchasers in Stechford should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like delaminated render will vary with the particular type of stone.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Maintenance tips include careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.



For more details, get in touch with a local mason or walling contractor, such as Elegant Club Fenders Ltd at Unit 14 Imex Business Park, Flaxley Rd, Birmingham, B33 9AL.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is flaky white asbestos wall panelling present in the flat. What is asbestos and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as roof tiles.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic including tensile strength qualities and it may be found in roof gutters. Technically all forms (including white) are ultimately carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to remove asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a Stechford home survey. However they will report on suspected asbestos and should inform you of the options.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor report on the safety of the gas supply?

The qualified RICS surveyor will visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the system. This means things like gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) at the building, in addition to gas associated installations like the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. Fittings or covers won't actually be taken off. The gas system won't be tested in any way. Gas is potentially dangerous and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Regulations stipulate that all landlords must to conduct appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

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