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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
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

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Updated: 01/03/15

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 0845 519 9589 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems I would need to look out for when purchasing a period property in Liverpool in Castle Street conservation area ?

Castle Street is in a conservation area and has been classified as 'poor' by English Heritage, with low vulnerability and deteriorating significantly. For further information visit their website or contact the conservation area administrator - Steve Corbett on 0151 233 5623. There are many thousands of designated conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by local authorities. Castle Street is looked after by Liverpool City Council at Municipal Buildings, Dale St, Liverpool, L2 2DH - Call 01512 333 000.

Home Buyers Surveys in Liverpool are required by RICS to possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local factors and any relation they have with the home and its value. Property Prices are typically inflated which is down to them retaining their original character.

RICS surveyors can be expected to advise you whether the building might be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are carried out by your solicitor. Out of keeping adjustments to the building will also be advised, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser. E Rex Makin & Co are a local firm situated at Whitechapel, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 1HQ and should be prepared to help. Tel: 0151 709 4491

Traditionally built property

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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

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.

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...