Home Buyers Survey Wolverhampton

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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).
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.
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.

StaffordshireStaffordshire 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.

Listed Building Survey Wolverhampton

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

Building Survey Wolverhampton Planning

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 the local authority website.

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

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


Home Buyers Survey Wolverhampton

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • 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

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Wolverhampton 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 Wolverhampton.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is non-intrusive and is highly recommended if you are looking at buying a property in Wolverhampton.

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)
If your Home Buyers Survey highlights concerns relating to any of these defects your surveyor explains what the issue is in detail and provides a recommendation as to what you should do to further investigate. An example of this is if your surveyor spots signs of damp within the property.

Over 5,000 properties a week in the UK have damp proofing laid to combat the issue of rising damp
and home buyers fear seeing mould, peeling wall paper and sodden floors as these are all tell-tale signs of rising damp.

If your property is showing these signs and your surveyor notes using their damp monitor that there is damp internally they'll advise you to get a damp specialist to attend the property, confirm the issue advising whether it is rising damp and quote for the costs in repairing with damp proofing.

If you're looking at buying a home in Wolverhampton which is showing signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey.

The costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If you can identify the problem 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.
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Does the survey include photos?

This depends on the surveyor completing the survey in Wolverhampton as some do not include photos. HomeBuyer Reports will rarely come with photos.

The surveyor may take photos and store them for his own personal records.

You should always ask at the outset if the surveyor includes photos.

Examples provided that include photos may not be reflective the the work undertaken by your specific surveyor.