BISF house in Sheldon, Birmingham - invasive structural survey
I would like to buy a house which I am renting at the moment (Brays Road, Sheldon, B26 2RP Birmingham). The house is a BISF house. Could you please let me know who can do an invasive structural survey for me and how much it costs? What the surveyor is checking for? What could be wrong with the BISF house? How much could the repairs cost? Is the invasive survey the best form of checking these kind of houses? The house was build in 1950's and is BISF, is it good to buy it? I need a mortgage for it and would like to know what's better option - BISF or bricks house?
Thank you in advance,
Thank you very much for the answer.
Does a surveyor have to check only the 2 Stanchions as shown in your layout? What about the steel frames which are near my neighbour house?
Do you know any surveyor who can do the survey for me? I don't know where to find one.
Is there any other check that can be done in the house and it's not invasive and for which I don't need my landlord's permission? Which will assure me that the house is in a good condition?
What do you think about the BISF houses in Brays Road? Do people have problems with them over the years? What kind of problems?
The house roof was changed about 15 years ago and there is no asbestos now. Where in the house can I find asbestos apart from the roof? Does a BISF house have more asbestos than a brick house? Is the asbestos in BISF houses dangerous for health?
I got a mortgage offer from HSBC and a surveyor was here last week to see the house - just basic checks. I'm waiting for an answer from my bank now.