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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
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement Costs
Included for insurance purposes
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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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Your questions answered by a RICS Surveyor in Liverpool

MRICS MBEng DipNDEA

Ask Scott a question askasurveyor@surveyorlocal.co.uk

Updated: 27/06/16

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.

Defective door frame

On a Liverpool HomeBuyer Report what can 'E6 - Outside doors' include?

One example would be blocked drainage holes. Outside doors are to be opened and closed if keys are present, but they cannot otherwise be forced open. Broadly speaking, the type and condition of the property's windows are included in the report. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house purchasers a clear understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the house or flat. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive

report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

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.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see a property I am interested to acquire, it looked like there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; will a Liverpool survey go into detail on electrical defects?

During a Home Survey in Liverpool the RICS surveyor should usually mention the overall electrical system if it is obvious that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. This should include a by sight look-over of the open areas of the wiring or fusebox in addition to areas e.g. reporting on the condition of any visible wiring. Looking at any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Liverpool. A check for the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Liverpool .

The IEE suggest that an electrical check be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

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: 27/06/16

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.

Defective door frame

On a Liverpool HomeBuyer Report what can 'E6 - Outside doors' include?

One example would be blocked drainage holes. Outside doors are to be opened and closed if keys are present, but they cannot otherwise be forced open. Broadly speaking, the type and condition of the property's windows are included in the report. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house purchasers a clear understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the house or flat. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive



report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

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.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see a property I am interested to acquire, it looked like there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; will a Liverpool survey go into detail on electrical defects?

During a Home Survey in Liverpool the RICS surveyor should usually mention the overall electrical system if it is obvious that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. This should include a by sight look-over of the open areas of the wiring or fusebox in addition to areas e.g. reporting on the condition of any visible wiring. Looking at any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Liverpool. A check for the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Liverpool .

The IEE suggest that an electrical check be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

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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...