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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
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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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
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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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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: 24/09/16

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.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Liverpool, and will the building survey check for indications of water damage, or if neighbouring property have been affected?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record. Both home buyers and home owners in areas in danger of flooding are right to be worried. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a house, such as via badly fitted air bricks. Less expensive

preventative measures include door guards. The house surveyor will usually recommend that the home buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations cause problems? I am buying a house in Liverpool. Can a Home Survey consider this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home in Liverpool can have unwanted consequences. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Signs like a sticking door in the drawing room can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Liverpool, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor examine on a smooth stucco semi detached home in Liverpool which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is in fact a smooth and flat render. Usually stucco is layered over brick that dries to a smooth stone like appearance. It is very beautiful and was often applied to Regency houses. It used to contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as animal fibres to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Liverpool can detail any number of problems e.g. trapped moisture culminating in problems with damp needing repair.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may involve attack from salts derived from wet underlying brickwork. Remedying problems can be dear as renderers are getting more difficult to find.

For a local expert contact Grassendale Plastering, 111, Lumley St., Liverpool, L19 1QZ Tel. 07909 661645

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: 24/09/16

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.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Liverpool, and will the building survey check for indications of water damage, or if neighbouring property have been affected?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record. Both home buyers and home owners in areas in danger of flooding are right to be worried. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a house, such as via badly fitted air bricks. Less expensive



preventative measures include door guards. The house surveyor will usually recommend that the home buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations cause problems? I am buying a house in Liverpool. Can a Home Survey consider this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home in Liverpool can have unwanted consequences. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Signs like a sticking door in the drawing room can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Liverpool, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor examine on a smooth stucco semi detached home in Liverpool which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is in fact a smooth and flat render. Usually stucco is layered over brick that dries to a smooth stone like appearance. It is very beautiful and was often applied to Regency houses. It used to contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as animal fibres to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Liverpool can detail any number of problems e.g. trapped moisture culminating in problems with damp needing repair.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may involve attack from salts derived from wet underlying brickwork. Remedying problems can be dear as renderers are getting more difficult to find.

For a local expert contact Grassendale Plastering, 111, Lumley St., Liverpool, L19 1QZ Tel. 07909 661645

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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...