A Home Buyers Survey in the West Midlands finds minor issues only

This Home Buyers Survey in Willenhall, West Midlands considered a detached property with an estimated value of £197, 000. The surveyor identified some defects that would require repair work, although the property was in a good condition overall.

Some renovation needed

The Home Buyers Survey in West Midlands evaluated the roof and did not identify any serious defects. However, the surveyor recommended that the plastic rainwater pipes and the gutters should be cleaned.

  • The walls on the outside of the property contained cracks above the windows at the rear elevation. The surveyor noted that this was a common problem with properties of this style and that this was not a serious structural problem.   However, it may be useful to arrange for this to be repaired to prevent any further damage in the long term.
  • Concerns were raised over the erosion of some of the pointing on the rear elevation. The surveyor recommended that this is replaced in the near future.
    Fortunately, all of the other features of the outside of the property, including the windows, doors, conservatory and porches, were found to be in a healthy condition.

Inside the property – questions over the heating installation

The Willenhall Home Buyers Survey found that the property contained a fireplace and a gas fire in one of the reception rooms.

Although no obvious defects were found, the Surveyor recommends that all heating installations be tested by a competent contractor on a regular basis. Frequent testing will expose any defects that may become apparent, which could become a safety hazard.

Other points raised in the HomeBuyer Report

The surveyor was satisfied that all other aspects of the inside of the property were in a fair condition. However, it should be noted that services are hidden in the construction, which meant that the surveyor was unable to determine whether or not they were functioning effectively.

This West Midlands HomeBuyer Report concluded that the property did not contain any hazardous materials and had not been constructed with any dangerous building techniques, much to the buyers' relief.