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.
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 .
I am worried about an infestation in the house in Liverpool we plan to buy. What can we do?
Liverpool houses are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind.
It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include use of poison. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.
What impact may rainfall have on a Liverpool building?
The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the impact rainfall can have on a structure is not considered. One indication that rainwater goods are at risk is leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage. Poor drainage can lead to rising damp.
The good news is that drainage problems are generally easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.