Home Buyers Survey Coventry

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Coventry is a city in the West Midlands. Its present cathedral was built after the destruction of the 14th century cathedral church of Saint Michael by the German Luftwaffe in the Coventry Blitz of 14 November 1940. The ruins of the former cathedral have been left standing as a memorial.

The city has buildings from many eras and, despite the 2nd world war bomb damage, there are still a number which are historically and architecturally interesting and there are surviving properties from the medieval era, the Georgian era and the Victorian era.

Council houses in the city were first let to tenants in 1917 and numerous private and council housing developments took place across the city in the 1920s and 1930s which saw the development of areas such as Radford, Coundon, Canley, Cheylesmore and Stoke Heath.

Further housing developments in the private and public sector took place after the Second World War, including the major prefabricated housing district in south Canley which exists to this day.

There have been further developments, particularly to the city centre, right up to the present day and new build residential develoipments can be found in places like Brindle Avenue (mews houses), Walsgrav, Penny Park Lane and Fairlands Park off Kenilworth Road (detached houses) and Stoke (terrace and semi-detached properties).


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Properties built in Coventry which are in close proximity to the River Sherbourne, in streets such as Windsor Street and Doe Bank Lane, 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).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, Coventry, including streets such as Villiers Street and Chandos Street, is 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 1-3% (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.
A recent Environmental Report stated that a property on the road of 19 Kentmere Close, Coventry, CV2 2GE, was within 50m of an area with potential for natural ground instability.

The British Geological Survey assessed the area as having moderate potential for natural ground instability. This does not necessarily mean there is cause for concern in terms of the property's stability. Active subsidence will be dependent on local conditions, such as the proximity of trees or areas where trees have been removed, which require an inspection of the site to identify the nature of the ground on which the property is built. A house buyers survey is advised to look for signs of property damage that may indicate poor natural ground conditions.


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 Survey Coventry

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

Building Survey Coventry Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Coventry City Council at Council House Earl Street Coventry CV1 5RR, telephone 0800 269 851, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Coventry

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Allesley, Kenilworth, Bubbenhall, Wolston, Balsall Common, Nether Heyford and Keresley End.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Coventry. 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 Coventry we'll be able to give you the detailed Coventry HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Coventry

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Amis Court, 41 Common Way, Coventry, CV2 3JL
  • Flat 64, Wilson Green, Binley, Coventry, CV3 2TN
  • 19 Kentmere Close, Coventry, CV2 2GE
  • 20 Tremelling Way, Arley, Nuneaton, Coventry, CV7 8PS
  • 201 Daventry Rd, Coventry CV3 5HE

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Coventry 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.

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

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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 Coventry.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are considering buying a property in Coventry, incredibly important.

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)
Should any issues be flagged up in the Home Buyers 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 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 in Coventry 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.

As an example of the costs, underpinning a property due to subsidence can be upwards of £10,000.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

It is a common misconception that a mortgage valuation is a HomeBuyers Survey and this can leave HomeBuyers exposed to high repair costs that could have been negotiated with the seller.

A mortgage valuation is conducted by the lender’s surveyor to assess the value of the property you are considering buying in Coventry and they do not provide a detailed report on structural defects. 

A HomeBuyers Survey details defects and includes a full appraisal of the property independently to anyone else including the mortgage lender.

You can use the information to obtain quotes to fix any defects and gives you the evidence to potentially share the costs with the seller.


Most savvy buyers make sure they get a HomeBuyers survey from an independent surveyor to make sure the property they are buying is free from defects. Call us on 0333 344 3234 to get the best HomeBuyers survey for your property in Coventry.