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Surveyors Birmingham

Cosey Homes are an established practice of Chartered Surveyors and structural engineers in Birmingham and the West Midlands. We have in excess of 10 years’ industry experience and are accredited by the most important professional industry bodies including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).

Our team provides a full range of property surveying and consultancy services including residential property valuations, RICS HomeBuyer Survey (Level 2) and RICS Building Survey (Level 3). Purchasing a property is one of the most important investment decisions of your life, after all, which is why it is essential that you’re able to make an informed choice.

At Cosey Homes, we will provide you with a thorough understanding of the physical condition of the building you are thinking of buying.

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Birmingham Victoria Square
One Victoria Square
Birmingham
West Midlands
B1 1BD

Which survey should I choose?

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What can we help with?

Do I really need a property survey?

A property purchase may well be the biggest investment you ever make, so it makes good common sense to obtain independent expert advice before you make such a huge long-term financial commitment. With a professional home survey in place, you have the peace of mind of knowing that there won’t be any expensive nasty surprises once you are the owner. And if serious building defects do come to light, you have the option of renegotiating the price with the seller, or walk away from the purchase altogether.

Which survey is right for my property?

There are several different types of professional property survey available – RICS Condition Report, RICS HomeBuyer Report and RICS Building Survey – and as a layman you may find it confusing to decide which is the best one for your needs. The right choice of home survey largely depends on the property itself, and this is where Cosey Homes can help. Contact our expert team for professional guidance and advice, so you get the right level of detail and all the facts you need to inform your decision making.

Do you test services (gas, electrics etc) during the survey visit?

Whether you choose a Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 home survey, the survey report won’t contain detailed information about the building’s services such as gas and electricity. The reason for this is simple in that our hands are tied. By law, we are prohibited from testing any services since Chartered Surveyors are not qualified gas or electric engineers. The best we can do is to carry out a visual inspection and add a recommendation in our report that further testing should be carried out by a qualified professional.

What are reinstatement costs?

Whether you choose a Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 home survey, the survey report won’t contain detailed information about the building’s services such as gas and electricity. The reason for this is simple in that our hands are tied. By law, we are prohibited from testing any services since Chartered Surveyors are not qualified gas or electric engineers. The best we can do is to carry out a visual inspection and add a recommendation in our report that further testing should be carried out by a qualified professional.

How will the survey report be sent?

Once the site inspection visit has taken place and the survey report has been completed by one of our surveyors, we carry out in-house quality control checks before the report is ready to send out. You should expect to receive your copy of the final survey report as a PDF document via email. Should you require a hard copy in the post as well, please let us know and we can arrange this for an additional fee. At Cosey Homes, we will do our best to work as quickly as we can to get your survey ready for you. We aim to deliver all our survey or valuation reports within 5 working days from the date of the inspection.

How long does it take to receive the report?

At Cosey Homes, we will do our best to work as quickly as we can to get your survey ready for you. We aim to deliver all our survey or valuation reports within 5 working days from the date of the inspection.