Home Buyers Survey Liverpool
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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 0845 519 9589 to speak to our survey team.
We are planning to buy a home near Maghull Manor Moated Site , will this affect the property's value?
Maghull Manor Moated Site is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance often enhance the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other local sites of interest are Speke Hall Moated Site.. The RICS
surveyor will include many local and regional criteria when carrying out the homebuyer report in Liverpool. Visit the English Heritage site for more information on Maghull Manor Moated Site.
We are buying in Liverpool. What will we need to pay attention to when buying older property? Will the home's age be a problem?
Many purchasers would be interested in owning a home with character, such as a Medieval cottage. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can concern buyers, and Houses featuring traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to repair. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for listed buildings, Traditional building materials may be required. If the building you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your chartered surveyor for further advice.
Does a RICS surveyor report on the state of the gas installations?
The RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually examine any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the routing of any gas pipes where relevant, as well as gas associated appliances or installations such as flue/chimney maintenance. The fittings won't be taken off. Of course, gas is potentially fatal, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.
Merseyside based local firms include Foma Construction Limited of Hudson House, Speke Boulevard, Liverpool, Merseyside Tel. 08447 702351 and A. White Plumbing of 227, Muirhead Avenue, Liverpool, Merseyside Tel. 07980 923655.
Gas regulations stipulate that all landlords must to conduct appliance and installation inspections every 12 months and punishments for failure to comply are criminal .