Home Buyers Survey Birmingham

We have local RICS surveyors with knowledge and experience of properties in Birmingham. We leave no stone unturned and our fees are fixed - plus we'll handle all the access for you with same week availability.

Get an Instant Online Home Buyers Survey Quote now or speak to a friendly member of our team on 0121 285 2938.
 
I agree to Terms and Privacy Policy
Home Buyers Survey
rics homebuyer report
homebuyers property services
Surveys from £300
Same week availability
Local Knowledge
Qualified RICS Surveyors
Leave the booking to us

Proud of our Reviews
SAM Conveyancing Reviews
Home Buyer Survey - CoronaVirus

Top tips for a Birmingham Home Buyers Survey


Birmingham is a large city and it grew most spectacularly during the period of the industrial revolution and most of its buildings date from the 18th, 19th, 20th and present centuries.

Some medieval buildings survive, such as the Saracen's Head pub (15th century) and a number from the Georgian period, such as St Philip's Cathedral and Soho House. Victorian buildings include the Victoria Law Courts. There are many streets consisting purely of redbrick terraces.

Many standard construction semi-detached and terrace homes were built in the early 20th century. Birmingham was heavily bombed during the war, which led to more development – and demolishing of older stock – and much of it was in the brutalist style, such as the tower blocks of Castle Vale.

Many of the brutalist tower blocks have been subsequently demolished and redeveloped and there are plenty of new build developments in the city, such as St Pauls Chambers – modern low-rise blocks – and the stunning detached properties in Kendal End Road, Barnt Green.

Many homes in the city are sold under shared ownership terms, such as a number of the dwellings in Springslade. 

In March 2019, Homes England announced that it would help fund the Port Loop Development with £7.45 million to put towards the building of 1,150 new homes in this area which is on the edge of Birmingham City Centre (click to find out more).



HomeBuyers Report Birmingham
 HomeBuyers Survey Birmingham
Home Buyers Survey Birmingham

Survey Tip 1

Survey Tip 2

Survey Tip 3

Properties in Birmingham built very close to the canals such as Digbeth Branch Cana, the Birmingham Canal Old Line and the Grand Union Canal, and rivers such as the River Rea, are subject to flood warnings and alerts from time to time.

If you are concerned that a property you are looking to buy is in a flood risk area, you should consider getting a flood risk report (click for more details).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Birmingham, including streets such as Sydenham Road and Oxford Road, are in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 5 - 10% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
Properties in some areas of Birmingham may be affected by environmental constraints.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Twickenham Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 0SX revealed that the property was within 250m of an area likely to be impacted by environmental constraints. These included the designated Nature Improvement Area of Birmingham and The Black Country.

Areas which have been designated as having environmental or historical importance may impose constraints on property or land developments or alterations.

West MidlandsThe West Midlands is a metropolitan county located in western central England and is the second most populous county with an estimated population of over 2.8 million (2014). It came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972, formed from parts of Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. The county consists of seven metropolitan boroughs: the City of Birmingham, the City of Coventry, and the City of Wolverhampton, as well as Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, and Walsall.

The county is landlocked and one of the most heavily urbanised areas in the UK. It has a number of Sites of Special Scientific Interest, including Sutton Park, which has a number of different habitats, including wetlands, woodlands, marshes and heathlands, and has also been designated a National Nature Reserve.

There are five universities in the county; the University of Warwick, The University of Birmingham, Aston University, Keele University, Harper Adams University. The county also hosts numerous notable football clubs, including Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Coventry City, West Bromwich Albion, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Walsall. Warwickshire County Cricket Club's home ground is Edgbaston in Birmingham. Birmingham, incidentally, has more canals than Venice and more trees than Paris!

Listed Building Surveyors Birmingham

We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Birmingham. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Birmingham

B2 4AA

Birmingham Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Birmingham City Council at Feedback Freepost, Birmingham, B1 1BR, telephone 0121 303 1113, or you can check for the most recently stored planning applications online here:


Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension.

Local Building Survey in Birmingham

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Smethwick, King's Heath, Walsall, Dudley, Sutton Coldfield, Lytchett Minster and Solihull.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Birmingham. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our RICS surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing building surveys on properties in Birmingham we'll be able to give you the detailed Birmingham HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Birmingham

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Whitehall Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B9 5EN
  • 297 Brandwood Park Road, Birmingham, B14 6QR
  • Apartment 15, 36 Ryland Street, Birmingham, B16 8DB
  • 4 Hartledon Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 0AD
  • 21 Barton Lodge Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B28 0RW

Hhomebuyers survey cost Birmingham

Love our Competitive
Homebuyers Survey Costs

Specialist RICS HomeBuyer Report at affordable prices with no corners cut.
Home Buyers Survey Birmingham

Local West Midlands 
Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Birmingham to ensure they deliver a detailed homebuyers report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

Home Buyers Survey Birmingham

Fast Availability and
Delivery of Reports

We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

Birmingham HomeBuyers Survey

Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years all of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake in a Home Buyers Survey in Birmingham.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property.

The procedure is non-intrusive. It is highly recommended that you get one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are thinking of buying a property in Birmingham.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
If your Home Buyers Survey highlights concerns relating to any of these defects your surveyor explains what the issue is in detail and provides a recommendation as to what you should do to further investigate. An example of this is if your surveyor spots signs of damp within the property. Over 5,000 properties a week in the UK have damp proofing laid to combat the issue of rising damp and home buyers fear seeing mould, peeling wall paper and sodden floors as these are all tell-tale signs of rising damp.

If your property is showing these signs and your surveyor notes using their damp monitor that there is damp internally they'll advise you to get a damp specialist to attend the property, confirm the issue advising whether it is rising damp and quote for the costs in repairing with damp proofing.

If you're looking at buying a home in Birmingham which is showing signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. The costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If you can identify the problem before you purchase then you can get quotes for fixing it and either share the costs with the seller, or, in worst case examples, choose not to proceed.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
Conveyancing Process
FREE Online Conveyancing Process for Buyers

Includes online checklists, videos, downloads and tips - plus it is completely free to use from start to finish and saves your progress along the way.

 

Is a mortgage valuation a Building Survey?

Many mistakenly think that a mortgage valuation is the same as a HomeBuyers Survey and the consequence is that home buyers can subsequently have to shell out money for repairing faults and defects that could well have been part of the bargaining process with the seller on purchase. The surveyor appointed by the lender conducts a mortgage valuation to estimate the value of the property: this survey is not concerned with detailing structural defects.


A HomeBuyers Survey lists and reports on defects and includes a full appraisal and valuation of your property in Birmingham which is completely independent of the mortgage lender. This knowledge can be used to get quotes for the cost of fixing defects and, most importantly, gives you evidence which can be used to bargain with the seller about sharing any such cost.