Home Buyers Survey Sutton Coldfield

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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
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.


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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!

Listed Building Survey Sutton Coldfield

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

Building Survey Sutton Coldfield Planning

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 the local authority website.

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

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


Home Buyers Survey Sutton Coldfield

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • 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

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Sutton Coldfield 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 Sutton Coldfield.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS 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 homebuyers survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are thinking of buying a property in Sutton Coldfield 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 Sutton Coldfield 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?

Any number of people have been understandably confused between a mortgage valuation and a HomeBuyers Survey.

Your lender conducts its own valuation on the property in Sutton Coldfield you intend to buy to check that it is lending you the right sum of money in relation to the property's value. It is not intended to examine any defects the property may have.

When you book a HomeBuyers Survey from us, as well as receiving an independent valuation of the property you wish to buy, the primary focus is to establish whether the property has any defects which you should know about, for example rising damp or subsidence, which might, particularly as time passes, end up requiring even tens of thousands of pounds to put right.

This knowledge is naturally of great use to you, given how much you are intending to spend.

You might, on the strength of the information, provided, negotiate with the seller to contribute towards the costs of repairing the defects or even pull out buying the property entirely.


Most importantly, any HomeBuyers Survey is squarely for your benefit and is independent of both your lender - if you are buying with a mortgage - and your vendor. Call 0121 285 2938 to get yours and to help your peace of mind.

Mortgage valuations: not the same as homebuyers surveys, an example from SAM Conveyancing