Home Buyers Survey Nuneaton


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Defects flagged in a Nuneaton Home Buyers Survey


HomeBuyers Report Nuneaton
Local Tip 1
Some locations in the vicinity of Nuneaton are in areas where coal has been previously mined might be affected adversely by these activities in terms of, for example, subsidence and contamination. If a property you're looking to buy is regarded as being in one of these areas and you're buying with a mortgage, your lender might well require you to buy a Coal Mining Report conveyancing search as well as the more usual conveyancing property searches.

A recent such report was bought regarding a property in Buchan Close, Galley Common, Nuneaton CV10 9RR, and while it revealed that the dwelling was in a surface area that could be affected by mining in 4 seams of coal, it also stated reassuringly that any movement in the ground should have stopped, that no present underground mining was in the area, that there were no known mining entries within 20 metres of the property and that there were no future plans to mine coal or any known geological faults or weaknesses which might affect the property.
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Local Tip 2
Parish church claims on parishioners for chancel repair, where these occur, can be fairly costly, with individual households possibly being legally required to pay £1,000s.

Buying a chancel repair indemnity insurance policy for a property you're looking to buy is an easy and efficient way of protecting yourself against this possible eventuality and among many others, one such policy was taken out for a property in New Road, Ash Green, CV7 9AS. This policy generally costs around £20 to buy and normally covers the policy holder for claims to the limit of £1 million.
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Local Tip 3
When you're looking to buy a property, you'll want to know that the previous owners have correctly applied for any relevant planning permission and/or have received appropriate clearance from Building Control from the local authority for any works carried out on the property which require either or both of these.

The Local Authority Property Search lists these and is therefore invaluable to your conveyancing solicitor who can reconcile the material published in it against any other evidence. In the case of one such report, taken out for a property in Brownshill Green Road CV6 2DT, there were entries for a FENSA certificate (windows), the installation of a gas boiler, a cooker dwelling house ring and main/supplementary equipotential bonding for a new consumer unit (electrics).

Types of property in Nuneaton?


Nuneaton has a reasonably long history as a settlement – it was listed as containing 169 houses in 1543 – and there are therefore examples of buildings from various architectural periods surviving since the 16th century at least.

That said, the expansion in the number of properties was considerable when the railway arrived in 1847, in the mid-Victorian period and the growth in the brick and tile making industries in the area added further fuel to building in the late 19th century.

Some 380 houses were destroyed and more than 10,000 damaged during the Second World War and in the early postwar years the need arose for low cost housing, and in response to this around 2,500 council houses were built during the 1950s. The largest such development was at Camp Hill, where 1,400 new houses were built by 1956, while around 1,100 new council houses were built at new estates at Hill Top, Caldwell and Marston Lane by 1958. Following this, Nuneaton's expansion was largely driven by private developments at Weddington, St Nicolas Park, Whitestone and Stockingford.

During the 1960s much of the town centre was redeveloped, partly due to the bomb damage which had been sustained in the war. In recent decades, the town has continued to flourish and expand, meaning that there are a fair number of new build developments of relatively standard construction.

Why Choose Sam Conveyancing for your Home Survey?

After 10 years of helping over 30,000 clients we've learned alot about surveys in Nuneaton using our panel of over 100 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Your Nuneaton surveyor will be local to your property so whether you're worried about subsidence, damp, infestations, extensions or even the just for peace of mind, we've got you covered.

Our HomeBuyers Survey costs are fixed and competitive as you'll see from all our Excellent reviews on Trustpilot. This means you don't have to break the bank to get a full health check on your new home. Get a Home Buyer Survey Quote today or if you're not sure which survey to choose and want to know the difference between a Level 2 Home Survey and a Level 3 Building Survey, then give us a call and we'll happily tell you what you need - 0121 285 2938 (local call charges apply).


What defects are flagged in a Homebuyer's Survey?


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Crack in outside wall above window flagged in a Home Building Survey
Cracks/Subsidence

Cracks are inspected and in the report will confirm if you need a structural engineer as there are signs of historical or current movement.

Find out more - What is subsidence and how do you spot it?

Damp and mould on a wall flagged in a Home Building Survey
Damp

The RICS surveyor will use a moisture meter in the rooms and report any high levels along with any mould or damp causing damage to the walls/windows.

Find out more - What is rising damp?

Rotting wood on a window frame flagged in a Home Building Survey
Wood Rot

The wooden door frames and windows will be inspected for rotting and wood worm.

Find out more - What to do with a Rotten Window Frame?

Rat Infestation flagged in a Home Building Survey
Infestations

The surveyor looks for signs of infestations through droppings, damage to piping/flooring and in some cases finding where the nest is.

Find out more - Can You Sell A House With Rodents?

Japanese Knotweed in a garden flagged in a Home Building Survey
Japanese Knotweed

The surveyor will check the grounds of the property and, where possible, check over the fences to neighbouring plots to identify if there is a risk of Japanese knotweed.

Find out more - Do surveyors check for Japanese knotweed?

Drains and man hole covers flagged in a Home Building Survey
Drains and Manhole Covers

The surveyor lifts up accessible man hole covers to check if the drains are blocked. You may need to get your drains inspected with CCTV.

Find out more - Should You Get a CCTV Drain Survey When Buying a House?

Roof loft space with insulation flagged in a Home Building Survey
Roof and Loft Space

The surveyor will enter into the roof/loft space if there is a safe and accessible ladder. They'll look for insulation, signs of leaking and and damage.

Find out more - What is a roof survey?

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Difference between a level 2 and level 3 house survey
A Level 2 HomeBuyers Report is for newer, conventional properties. A Level 3 Building Survey is for a comprehensive analysis, for older or larger properties.

Is a homebuyers survey worth it?
For conventional properties, a HomeBuyers Survey is invaluable. Identified defects can be used as leverage during price negotiations with the seller and can save 1000s of pounds.

Average Cost of Building Surveyor in Nuneaton

The cost varies depending on the size and condition of the property, with the average cost of our HomeBuyers Survey starting at £400 EXC VAT. The average cost of a Building Survey is higher. Our fixed fees start at £500 EXC VAT.

Get a Fixed Quote

To ensure accuracy, we utilise Rightmove or Zoopla to assess the property type, guaranteeing a fixed quote tailored to your needs. For guidance on choosing the right survey, contact our survey specialists at 0121 285 2938.

Download an Example Level 2 and Level 3 Home Survey



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Frequently Asked Questions: Homebuyers Survey Nuneaton


You don't need to contact your lender to arrange a HomeBuyer Survey in Nuneaton. While they may recommend specific survey companies, we advise obtaining a quote online directly from a RICS-certified professional familiar with your property's locality, ensuring a comprehensive HomeBuyers Survey quote.
Typically, home buyers and investors request a Valuation and a Survey simultaneously, which is encompassed in our RICS HomeBuyers Report. For older or unconventional properties, consider a Level 3 Building Survey. Get your online quote for a property survey from our experienced house surveyors in Nuneaton now.

A standard HomeBuyers Survey in Nuneaton takes approximately 3.5 hours, including local travel, property visitation, and report generation at the office.
With national coverage across England and Wales, including Nuneaton, our back-office systems enable us to identify available RICS surveyors, even outside your locality. If you need a survey carried out urgently, our knowledge, contacts, and systems allow us to find you the best RICS surveyor at the most competitive cost.
We’re committed to equipping you with the necessary tools, information, and pricing to make informed decisions. You'll get a same day call with your Nuneaton RICS Surveyor to discuss your survey, as part of our service to you. You'll always receive full contact details of your RICS Chartered Surveyor when arranging with us.
We offer professional and comprehensive HomeBuyers Survey services in Nuneaton. Our RICS-certified professionals know the local property market intimately. Get an instant online price quote for a survey from our experienced house surveyors in Nuneaton:

The cost of a HomeBuyers Survey varies depending on the type and size of the property, among other factors. At SAM Conveyancing, the average cost for our HomeBuyers Survey in Nuneaton starts from £400 EXC VAT. Remember, a survey could save you significant money in the long run by identifying potential issues early.
Absolutely. Our team at SAM Conveyancing provides a thorough HomeBuyers Survey checklist, guiding you through what our surveyors will inspect. This includes the property's interior and exterior condition and advice on necessary repairs or potential problems.
We understand that sometimes surveys are urgent. While a typical survey takes around 3.5 hours, a Level 3 building survey will often take longer as it is a more thorough inspection. We pride ourselves on our national coverage and extensive network. Even for urgent requests, we strive to find you the best RICS surveyor in Nuneaton to complete the survey promptly.
Your satisfaction is our priority. If you have any issues, you can raise a formal complaint. If you remain unsatisfied, you can resort to a third-party dispute resolution service. Our Nuneaton-based RICS surveyor will work diligently to resolve your concerns, potentially revisiting the property if necessary.

We take problems very seriously, and if you encounter an issue, we ensure your concerns are addressed promptly and professionally. The initial step involves submitting a formal, written complaint, outlining the problem and supplementing it with any supporting evidence, like photos.

Our Manchester-based surveyor will send you their Formal Complaints Procedure outlining the expected response timeframes. They will work to rectify your complaint and might even propose revisiting the property in Manchester. After a comprehensive review, they will write back to you, hopefully resolving your complaint through the provision of further information.

If you remain unsatisfied, you can resort to a third-party dispute resolution service to which the surveyor is registered. This service becomes accessible only after you have formally complained to your surveyor.

The details of the dispute resolution service for RICS surveyors are as follows:

Service Provider
Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution
Address
100 St. Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8BU
Website
CEDR.com
We have local RICS Listed Building Surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Nuneaton. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Nuneaton
We cover the whole Nuneaton area and have recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you, at:
  • Ptarmigan Place, Nuneaton CV11 6RX
  • Peverill Close, Nuneaton CV11 4TN
  • Orchard Close, Nuneaton CV10 0NE
  • St. Michaels Way, Nuneaton CV10 8RB
  • Greenmoor Road, Nuneaton CV10 7EN
You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council at Town Hall, Coton Rd, Nuneaton CV11 5AA, telephone 0247 637 6376, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Nuneaton

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Coventry, Hinckley, Rugby, Solihull, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield and Leicester.

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

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*Survey prices vary depending on the type of survey, the size of the property and the property's location.
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RICS Level 2 Home Survey with a Valuation

A RICS Level 2 Home Survey, which used to be called the HomeBuyer Report or a Home Buyer Survey, is generally suitable for:

  • Bungalows
  • Flats
  • Standard construction houses

The majority of Nuneaton's leasehold flats require only a RICS HomeBuyer Report but for any Victorian conversions, a Building Survey may well be required.

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