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 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.
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).
The Sussex bond brick on this Edwardian terrace might need repairs - what should we do?
Brick-walled Liverpool houses can experience numerous defects, such as badly applied render. An especially severe issue is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Ingleby Brickwork, 4 Wharton Rd, Stamford Bridge, York, YO41 1PN on 01759 377556 for a quote for repair work.
Brick-build property are found in many homes built in this country, leading to a number of popular courses and methods.