Sutton Coldfield HomeBuyers Survey

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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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Sutton Coldfield HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Sutton Coldfield 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.

Sutton Coldfield 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?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Sutton Coldfield, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, 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.

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.

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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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Should any issues be flagged up in the HomeBuyers Survey, our surveyor will tell you what you need to do to get more in-depth advice on the extent and seriousness of the issue affecting your property in Sutton Coldfield and what needs to be done to remedy it. 

If you are worried about a crack or cracks or indeed any other defects that you think your property has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might snowball into many thousands of pounds further down the line. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.

Survey tips for properties in Sutton Coldfield


Some properties in Sutton Coldfield have been standing for hundreds of years.

There is a property at 3 Coleshill Street which, despite having a Georgian façade, may well be of medieval origin. Sutton Park has some stone cottages dating back to the early 15th century and properties at 62 and 64 Birmingham Road were constructed around 1530. The property at 68 Birmingham Road was constructed towards the end of the 1500s. The house at 20 High Street was built around 1675.

Peddimore Hall was constructed in 1659 and Moat House was constructed in 1680. Notable buildings that were constructed in the town during the 18th century include the Royal Hotel on High Street, which dates to circa 1750. The 'Three Tuns' public house, also on High Street, dates to the late 18th century although retains the cellars and foundations of an earlier building, n 1836, George Bodington acquired an asylum and sanatorium at Driffold House (now the Empire cinema).

In the 20th century, Sutton Coldfield continued to grow. The areas on the fringes of the district remained rural up until the end of World War I. As witnessed nationally, there was a house construction boom in areas such as Boldmere, Walmley, Erdington and Four Oaks. Again, the population increased rapidly. During World War II, Sutton Park and areas of Walmley were used as prisoner-of-war camps, housing German and Italian prisoners.

Falcon Lodge, a council estate, was built between 1948 and 1956 and there are any number of privately built, post-war, standard construction semi-detached houses in the area.

There are many new build developments such as Walmley Croft, which consists of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom houses, and one-bedroom apartments (off-plan) in King Edward Square.

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Some properties in Sutton Coldfield's area might be affected by the future building of the HS2/High Speed 2 Rail Link.

A recent Local Authority Search carried out for a property in Bracken Drive, B75 7RF, revealed that the property was within a local authority area that would be affected by the proposed HS2 rail development.

Being located close to the route is likely to have an impact on living at the property.

Click, to find out more about the Local Authority Report
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Some properties in Sutton Coldfield's area may be affected by man-made ground stability issues.

A recent Environmental Search carried out for a property in Westwood Road, B73 6UQ, revealed that the property was within 25m of a Coal Mining Affected Area.


Click, to find out more about the ~Environmental Search Report
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Some properties in Sutton Coldfield's area may be subject to environmental constraints. A recent Environmental Search carried out on a property in Eachelhurst Road, B76 1EP revealed that the dwelling was sited with 250m of Birmingham and The Black Country (Nature Improvement Area),

A property built in close proximity to these kinds of areas may well be subject to constraints on development and alteration. Click to find out more about Environmental Search Reports
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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Sutton Coldfield Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council at AFE Business Centre, 62 Anchorage Road, Sutton Coldfield B74 2PG, telephone 0121 663 1765, 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 Sutton Coldfield

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Old Oscott, Perry Common, Hill Hook, Little Aston, Little Hay, Canwell Hall and Minworth.

We employ only expert Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Sutton Coldfield. 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 Sutton Coldfield 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 Sutton Coldfield:


  • Bracken Drive, Sutton Coldfield, B75 7RF
  • High Street, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B72 1XA
  • Streetly Lane, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B74 4TD
  • Hundred Acre Road, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B74 2LA
  • Wheatmoor Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 7HH

 

What is included in a Building Survey?

The Royal institute of Chartered Surveyors provides guidance on what you can expect to have included in your survey report.

The main areas included in the inspection are assessments for signs of subsidence, testing for damp, a review of drains and a loft and roof space inspection.

Checks are also made to identify any signs of asbestos or infestation which may require further specialist checks.

Utilities are assessed and any recommendations made if any concerns about age and condition are identified.

Testing of equipment cannot be carried out as tests can only be carried out by qualified specialists such as plumbers or electricians based locally in Sutton Coldfield.

The surveyor provides recommendations in the legal section of the report which should be passed to the legal adviser carrying out the conveyancing to ensure any necessary enquiries are raised with the vendor’s solicitor.