Looking for a surveyor in Birmingham? In the last year, we have helped over 480 home buyers in this West Midlands city find a surveyor.
With the average house price in Birmingham currently sitting at £227,392, you will want to make sure your investment is sound.
A local property surveyor in the “City of a Thousand Trades” will be able to give you an overview of the condition of the house and details of any work required, in addition to information on issues such as subsidence and Japanese Knotweed.
We can match you with up to 5 RICS registered surveyors in the area, with each one having undergone our strict verification process before joining us. This ensures that you will only be matched with the most reliable property surveyors in Birmingham.
Prinsegate Chartered Surveyors
9 Copsem Drive, Esher, KT10 9HD
Prinsegate Chartered Surveyors is a firm of RICS chartered surveyors, specialising in Full Building Surveys in Surrey and London, offering industry-leading standards of customer service.
"communication wasn't great initially when we asked for an update on whether the survey went ahead, but thorough survey which was completed quickly"
The Finance Planning Group, Hurstwood Grange, Haywards Heath, RH17 7QX
FP Surveying have an in-depth knowledge of the chartered property surveying industry, offering a RICS building survey (Home Survey Level 3) and homebuyer report (Home Survey Level 2).
"I cant praise our surveyor, Ricardo, highly enough. He was extremely thorough, knowledgeable and professional. He has saved us from buying a house which would have literally cost us thousands to repair . We cant recommend this company highly enough and would definitely use them again. It was the best quote we had too. Great customer service as well . The entire company cant be faulted. Thank you , thank you, thank you . Always get a survey done! It was a worth every penny and more . "
Block D, 1st Floor Southgate Office Village, Chase Rd, London, N14 6HF
A professional and experienced chartered surveying company, C&C Surveying provide a first-class surveying service.
"Very good customer service from the time I submitted enquiry, very helpful staff member over the Phone . The Conveyancer submitted very detailed 57 pages report , listing issues discovered but also added suggestions what should be checked or raised . I send additional questions in relation to comments and issues and received very quick reply . I couldnt be happier . Highly recommending their services "
I AM Surveyors
90 Stechford Lane, Birmingham, B8 2AN
Based in Birmingham, I AM Surveyors are a firm of chartered surveyors providing property surveys across Coventry, Birmingham, Crewe and Wolverhampton.
"Good service. Very comprehensive report including photographs. Good communication."
JTM Building Consultancy
1A Coleshill Street, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1SD
With over 25 years of experience, JTM Building Consultancy Director Adrian Cartwright is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
SJH Surveying Services
80 Stoney Lane, Kidderminster, DY10 2LU
SJH Surveying Services are a firm of highly-experienced surveyors, providing a comprehensive range of property surveys and valuation services for residential buyers in and around Worcestershire and the West Midlands.
"Yes We would recommend SJH they where quick,efficient helpful &good value"
Houzecheck Ltd, 42-44 Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1JJ
HouzeCheck are a RICS surveyor offering their expert surveying services across London. We are proud to offer a RICS Home Survey Level 2, RICS Home Survey Level 3 and a Valuation Report.
"Houzecheck were quick and efficient and competitively priced. Piers the surveyor called me on the day of the survey and explained the report which arrived the day after. Thank you! "
Suite 2A Blackthorn House, St Pauls Square, Birmingham, B3 1RL
Bakemans Limited are fully qualified Chartered Building Surveyors based in and covering across the West Midlands, with over twenty years of experience.
"very good professionalvery prompt response"
Spaces Crossway, Civic House, Birmingham, B3 3HN
Based in Birmingham, Shape Surveyor offer our expert property surveying services across Coventry, Dudley, Warrington, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Leicester.
25 Henwood Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 8PQ
Surveywolf is proud to provide professional and reliable surveying services, including RICS Valuations and the RICS Home Surveys Level 2 and Level 3.
"Kal was easy to get hold of and to communicate with. He did the survey on the day he said he would and the seller said he was very polite when meeting him. His report was excellently laid out and easy to digest. All in all an excellent job done."
The Byre Brailsford Hall, Brailsford Hall, Ashbourne, DE6 3BU
Home Surveying is a firm of experienced surveyors offering RICS Home Survey Level 2, Level 3 and Valuations. Based in Derbyshire, we cover the Nottingham, Derby, Tunbridge Wells and Bromley areas.
"I would highly recommend this company. They were fast, efficient and the report was very thorough. Also they were the most cost effective. "
Lock & Key Home Surveys
6 The Goss, Brierley Hill, DY5 2TS
Lock & Key Home Surveys is a firm of RICS registered surveyors serving customers across Birmingham, Dudley, Worcester, Wolverhampton and Walsall.
Compare My Move’s data found that in Birmingham, Homebuyer Surveys as a whole proved more popular than Building Surveys, despite many of the residential properties in Birmingham being over 100 years old. If the property you are looking to buy is older, built of unconventional materials or in a less than perfect state, a Building Survey is highly recommended.
Just 6.7% of users opted for a Building Survey on their detached property. Figures were higher for semi-detached and terraced however, at 18.4% and 11% respectively. Meanwhile, 7.2% of users had a Homebuyers survey on a detached property, with 29.4% opting for this survey on a semi-detached house and 24.6% on terraced homes. Users who purchased flats in Birmingham undertook the least amount of surveys, with 4.3% organising a Homebuyers Survey and just 0.97% using a Building Survey.
Compared to other large cities in the UK, Birmingham is a young city which has seen rapid growth in a relatively short space of time. According to a report by Birmingham Council, the greatest land use in the city is housing, accounting for approximately 52% of the city area.
Birmingham has a total of 1,489 listed buildings and 30 conservation areas. In terms of architecture, the city boasts a number of medieval structures, Georgian and Regency architecture and a plethora of Victorian and Edwardian homes which have proved popular with home movers, with Birmingham seeing 730 ‘existing property’ sales based on data for January 2020.
The city is also home to a number of contemporary residential buildings, however these have proved less popular among home buyers, with just 42 new build sales in the same time frame.
The population increase in the Victorian era saw terrace housing built on the outskirts of the inner city in areas such as Harbourne, Quinton, Small Heath and Handsworth. These terraced homes are still prominent in these areas today and remain popular homes for Birmingham residents. Between 1919 and 1939, a further 50,000 homes were built on the outer suburban areas of Birmingham.
Due to the age of these properties, a Full Building Survey would be beneficial for potential buyers to understand the overall condition of the home, in addition to any work which may be required, be it updating the property or repairs.
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The geology of Birmingham plays a huge part in the issues of subsidence in the area. A combination of sandstone, which allows rainwater to percolate the ground, and red-brown mudstone, make Birmingham an area with an increased likelihood of subsidence issues.
Subsidence, where the ground beneath a property “sinks”, can be caused naturally, for example, by geology or by the weather. But it can also be a man-made issue as a result of industry. The industrial history of the city also puts a strain on the land, with a large amount of building in one concentrated area.
A map of the UK Hotspots for Subsidence has revealed that there is a significant risk of subsidence issues in the city of Birmingham.
Your surveyor will be able to tell you if subsidence is an issue on the land of the property you are looking to buy, and how severe it is if found. Keeping in mind the land makeup of the city of Birmingham and it’s industrial history, arranging a survey on your future Birmingham home is essential.
Subsidence can not only decrease the value of a home, but it can also make the property dangerous and not fit for dwelling. If you are concerned about a property you are looking to purchase in Birmingham, Compare My Move can help you find an experienced building surveyor to conduct a full report on the structure and stability of your home.
Japanese Knotweed is known for growing around waterways, and with Birmingham’s 35 miles of canals and 12 rivers flowing through the area, the city is a hotspot for the destructive plant. Hiring a reliable and trusted surveyor will ensure you are aware of any nearby infestations or if Japanese Knotweed is present on the property you wish to buy.
The plant was originally introduced to the UK as an ornamental plant, but as it’s destructive nature has become clear, it is now considered an aggressive pest. It is spread through watercourses and through the movement of soil for construction and road-building.
For Birmingham, this means it can quickly become a wide-spread problem. A heatmap of Japanese Knotweed by Environet revealed 51 infestations within 4km of Birmingham City Centre, with further infestations found in nearby Wolverhampton. Homeowners are recommended to stay vigilant when it comes to knotweed around their home in Birmingham.
Having Japanese Knotweed on your property can reduce the value of your home, with many lenders unwilling to approve a mortgage for homes which are plagued by the plant. This is why hiring a surveyor is so important. Not only will they review the house itself, but they will also be able to report on any infestations of the knotweed on your land or surrounding grounds.
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