Wolverhampton 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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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Wolverhampton 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.

Wolverhampton 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, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, 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.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Wolverhampton, it is vitally important to book a Home Buyers Survey for your peace of mind.

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 the Home Buyers Survey flags up any of these defects then our Surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved. 

If you are concerned about your property in Wolverhampton having any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

If you can identify the defect 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.

Survey tips for properties in Wolverhampton


Wolverhampton is in the West Midlands and is a city which grew from being a market town. It hosts properties like Wightwick Manor, a Victorian manor house, first completed in 1887 and one of only a few surviving examples of a house built and furnished under the influence of the Arts & Crafts movement.

The railways reached the city in 1837, which was a spur to housing and population growth and the 19th century saw much immigration from Wales and Ireland.

Housing development continued into the 20th century when mass council housing was built after the 1st world war. The council built new estates at Parkfields and Birches Barn. The first large housing development of this sort was the Low Hill estate to the city's northeast and construction continued into the 1930s, concentrated in the Oxley and Wobaston areas to the north and the new Scotlands Estate in the northeast.

Housing developments continued into the 1950s and 1960s and large towers were built in areas like Blakenhall, Whitmore Reans and Chetton Green.

The city centre's buildings mainly date from the early 20th century, but there are buildings like St Peter's Church, which dates back originally to the 13th century.

New build developments include the large detached houses in Wergs Road, Tettenhall Wood, the low-rise apartments in Gatis Street, Akron Drive and Rothesay Gardens and the flats and houses in Leicester Street.



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Properties in Wolverhampton near Wightwick Manor to its west, built in close proximity to the Smestow Brook and the River Stour and to the east of the manor, in streets such as Firsway and Viewlands Drive, are in an area where flood warnings and alerts are issued 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).
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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Wolverhampton, including streets such as Bilston Road - A41 and Dixon Street, 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.
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A recent Environsearch that took place in Middlesbrough showed that there was potential for natural ground instability in the area within 50m of a property on Raines Court (road).

The British Geological Survey has assessed the area of search as having moderate potential for natural groundinstability. This does not necessarily mean there is cause for concern in terms of the property's stability. Active subsidence willbe dependent on local conditions, such as the proximity of trees or areas where trees have been removed, which require aninspection of the site to identify the nature of the ground on which the property is built. A house buyers survey is advised tolook for signs of property damage that may indicate poor natural ground conditions.
StaffordshirStaffordshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England and its largest city is Stoke-on-Trent, which is its own independent unitary authority. Other major settlements in the county include Lichfield, a cathedral city which is much smaller than Stoke, Stafford (the county town), Burton upon Trent, Cannock, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Leek and Tamworth.

Flash, the highest village in Britain, which stands at 463 metres above sea level, is in the county. The Staffordshire breed of bull terrier takes its name from the county as a dog bred for hunting. The county hosts the hilly Peak District and Cannock Chase, an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are more miles of canal in Staffordshire than in any other county in England and there are also many coalfields.

The county contains two universities, the University of Keele and the University of Staffordshire. Stoke-on-Trent is the major transport hub and there are two motorways going through the county, the M6 and the M54. Stoke-on-Trent railway station offers direct services to London Euston.

Staffordshire was where the first jar of Marmite was produced. Justus Von Liebig realised that a by-product of beer brewing could be bottled and eaten. Adjacent counties include Cheshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire and Shropshire.
 

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Wolverhampton Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting City of Wolverhampton Council at Civic Centre St. Peter's Square Wolverhampton WV1 1SH, telephone 01902 551 155, 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 Wolverhampton

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Whitmore Reans, Fallings Park, Willenhall, Perton, Gospel End, Bilston and Wednesbury.

We employ only expert Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Wolverhampton. 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 Wolverhampton we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.

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Recently completed HomeBuyer Surveys in Wolverhampton:


  • 84 Essington Way, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV1 2NX
  • 201 Trysull Rd, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV3 7JP
  • 49 Chapel Ash, WOLVERHAMPTON, WV3 0TN
  • 97 Craddock Street, Wolverhampton, WV6 0QJ
  • 16 Cardiff Street, Wolverhampton, WV3 0EZ

 

Why can’t I have a Building Survey on a flat?

As a rule, flats/maisonettes/post 1950s standard construction properties are best suited to HomeBuyer Reports.

The surveyor has substantially less to check and remark upon when surveying these types of property, additionally more modern buildings benefit from better construction techniques in the main.

To carry out a full Building Survey on a property such as this would be overkill, whereas a Homebuyer Report is designed for and is more than adequate for completing the task and, most importantly, for reporting any signs or suspicions of defects.