Perry Barr HomeBuyers Survey

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"First Class Service. We are more than impressed with the quick, professional service we have received from this company, very clear report with good Photograph, of areas of interest, also the Team followed up the report with a phone call to make sure we understood the information that we had received. EXCELLENT. Thank you"

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What Types of House Survey Do We Offer?


SAM is one of the UK’s largest network of Surveyors with local surveyors throughout England. Our most popular property surveys are HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys and these inspections are completed by local RICS surveyors who have years of experience.

We handle all of the booking so you just need to call us for a quote and then we'll handle all of the access for you.
We offer many types of house survey including:
  • Level 2: HomeBuyers Report
  • Level 3: Building Survey
  • Damp & Timber Survey
  • Load Bearing Wall Survey
  • Chimney Breast Removal Survey
  • Snagging Survey
  • Removal of load bearing wall Survey
  • Property Valuation Survey
  • Probate Valuation Survey
  • Leasehold Valuation Survey
  • Structural Engineer Survey

If you are unsure which house survey to book click here or call us and we’ll advise you.

Not sure whether you need a Level 2: HomeBuyers Report or a Level 3: Building Survey? Find out by clicking here and seeing example reports
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Perry Barr HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Perry Barr to ensure they deliver a detailed home report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for home reports are within 5 working days.

Perry Barr HomeBuyers Survey

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All of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake for you.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include these, among others; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

Whichever you opt for out of a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, they are both excellent for peace of mind if you are considering buying a property in Perry Barr.

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)
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Subsidence Inspection

The surveyor will look for signs of subsidence within the property paying special attention to signs of cracking internally and to the external walls. As a rule, if you can fit the width of a 50p into a crack in a wall, it could be a sign of subsidence. Our surveyors will flag in their reports if they feel you need to instruct a structural engineer to review a crack further.


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Damp Testing

There are numerous reasons why a property can be affected by damp. The Surveyor will take samples in the property using a damp meter and assess the condition of the property to provide a report on whether they feel the property is affected by damp. Further investigations maybe suggested including getting a damp and timber specialist. 


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Identify Infestations

Woodworm, mice, rats and ants are infestations that your don't want in your home. Your surveyor will look for visible signs of mouse droppings, damage to floor boards (when visible) and damage to wiring, carpets or skirting boards


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Asbestos

Prior to its banned use, asbestos was a commonly used building material, particularly as part of cement products, floor tiles and roofing shingles. Asbestos was used for its durability and resistance to heat and is commonly found in artex ceilings, garage roofing and chimney stacks. Your surveyor will confirm if they suspect any materials in the property have asbestos and if so, suggest getting an asbestos surveyor to intrusively taking samples of the asbestos to confirm the type.


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If you're buying a home in Perry Barr which shows the signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. 

The costs for making good or repairing some of these defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If identified within a survey 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.

Survey tips for properties in Perry Barr


The current Perry Barr railway station is on the site of the Grand Junction Railway opened in 1837. It is the oldest station on its original site and is one of the oldest continually-operated station sites in the world. It came the station it is today in the 1960s.

The population of the town increased with the arrival of the railway in the 1800s. This means there are many Victorian properties within the area such as the semi-detached houses on Somerset Road and the converted Victorian buildings (into apartments) on Hill Lane.

New properties in Perry Barr include that of the flats available on Walsall Road (Avix Apartments) and many other new developments in Birmingham such as St Martins Place.

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The River Tame runs through Perry Barr which mean properties near the river may be subject to flood alerts from time to time. This includes Teddington Grove and Crantock Road. The Perry Hall Park is a flood storage area.

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).
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The M6 causes raised levels of noise pollution for most of Perry Barr including Dewsbury Grove and Longstone Road. Dual carriageways also contribute to noise pollution for Sandringham Road, Earlsbury Gardens and Willmore Road. The railway line causes noise pollution for Village Road, Romulus Close and Wellhead Lane.
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According to a recent environmental search for a property on Newall Street in Birmingham claimed the porperty was within 2km of the High Speed 2 Rail Link. Trains along this route will operate at speeds of 250mph and could have an impact on surrouding areas including Perry Barr.
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! 

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Perry Barr 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 "Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB", telephone 0121 303 1111, 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.

RICS Building Surveyors in Perry Barr

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Brown's Green, Handsworth Wood, Holford, Upper Witton, Kingstanding, Hamstead and Old Oscott.

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

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

You can see some of our expert surveyors by clicking here - 


Recently completed HomeBuyer Surveys in Perry Barr:


  • Wellington Rd, Birmingham B20 2QL
  • Birmingham B44 0HE
  • Aldridge Rd, Birmingham B42 2ET
  • Birchfield Rd, Birmingham B20 3DD
  • Tameside Park, Aldridge Rd, Birmingham B42 2UB

 

Does the surveyor use thermal imaging?

Thermal imaging is not new technology which has historically been used for identifying electrical issues and energy deficiencies not for discovering major defects within a property

Properties being sold in the UK should have an accompanying EPC which will clarify any energy deficiencies and be inspected by an experienced RICS surveyor reporting on defects such as damp, structural movement, roof/loft concerns and drains with the correct tools.