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Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including We inspect roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy to understand format
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Prepare you
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of Surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more in depth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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On-going maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement Costs
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusual constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your Solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Which Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Liverpool

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a home built from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Liverpool

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Liverpool) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional , for example timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Liverpool

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Home Buyers Survey Liverpool

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Your questions answered by a RICS Surveyor in Liverpool

MRICS MBEng DipNDEA

Ask Scott a question askasurveyor@surveyorlocal.co.uk

Updated: 13/01/17

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Liverpool and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Liverpool property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Liverpool property's general condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Liverpool Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can Doulting stone-built structures be a challenge. Which related issues should we consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

From Farmington Stone to Golconda Dolomitic Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Problems which impact stone-built houses can vary greatly, with issues like staining being quote common. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to houses, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decorative elements. Maintenance tips include using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings. If you are planning to renovate, consider that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

For more details, consider a stonemason or other knowledgeable contractor in the area, such as Fireplace Factory Outlet Ltd, Unit 12 13, Wheatland Business Pk, Wallasey, CH44 7ER.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Liverpool Surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees)

A Homebuyer Report on a Liverpool property will contain a professional valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost as an integral part of the report. To ascertain the property's value your independent surveyor will take into account knowledge of Liverpool and other factors about the property for instance: accommodation The surveyor will also consider construction methods and will make certain other assumptions such as there are no hazardous materials.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Liverpool area conjectures, like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to environmental issues like Liverpool planning proposals (e.g flight path), which will also be factored in.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent mentioned subsidence may be worth checking. What possible solutions are to available to resolve this?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but which can be as damaging to a home, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

Cracks that appear without warning could indicate subsidence. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Profile photo of Scott Oke

Your questions answered by a RICS Surveyor in Liverpool

MRICS MBEng DipNDEA

Ask Scott a question askasurveyor@surveyorlocal.co.uk

Updated: 13/01/17

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Liverpool and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Liverpool property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Liverpool property's general condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Liverpool Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can Doulting stone-built structures be a challenge. Which related issues should we consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

From Farmington Stone to Golconda Dolomitic Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Problems which impact stone-built houses can vary greatly, with issues like staining being quote common. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to houses, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decorative elements. Maintenance tips include using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings. If you are planning to renovate, consider that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

For more details, consider a stonemason or other knowledgeable contractor in the area, such as Fireplace Factory Outlet Ltd, Unit 12 13, Wheatland Business Pk, Wallasey, CH44 7ER.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Liverpool Surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees)

A Homebuyer Report on a Liverpool property will contain a professional valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost as an integral part of the report. To ascertain the property's value your independent surveyor will take into account knowledge of Liverpool and other factors about the property for instance: accommodation The surveyor will also consider construction methods and will make certain other assumptions such as there are no hazardous materials.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Liverpool area conjectures, like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to environmental issues like Liverpool planning proposals (e.g flight path), which will also be factored in.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent mentioned subsidence may be worth checking. What possible solutions are to available to resolve this?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Less common than subsidence, but which can be as damaging to a home, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

Cracks that appear without warning could indicate subsidence. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

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Recent Liverpool Surveyor Reports

  • Sash window frame with wet rot

    By Stewart Heasman September 29th, 2012

    Wet rot is usually associated with neglect or poor detailing in buildings, occurring in timbers which are continually wet, or having persistent moisture content in excess of around 20%. This can be caused by leaking roofs, joinery exposed to the elements (as was the case in this property) or...