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We work with RICS qualified surveyors around the country who offer high quality property surveys at a great price. Surveyor Local gives you piece of mind about your future property, and offers RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Property Valuations.

The surveyor who produces your report will be local to you with local knowledge of the area.

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  • Can help you negotiate on the property price
  • Thorough and accurate report
  • Clear traffic-light ratings for all aspects of the property
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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

Surveyor Local only works with surveyors regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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All Surveyor Local's surveyors are independent and not linked to any mortgage lenders.

Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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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 inspecting 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 indepth 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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Ongoing 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, unusually 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 Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Formby

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Formby

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Formby) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Select this survey when buying a non standard , for example cellared or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Formby

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Formby and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Formby property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Formby property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Formby House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any issues I should look into when purchasing a home in Formby in a conservation area?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local councils.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of relevant local considerations and any bearing may have with the property and its value. The price of property is, more often than not, inflated because of them being largely unspoilt However a growing number have been neglected and are in a poor state e.g. the addition of PVC windows and doors

Property surveyors can be expected to advise if the planned purchase looks like it may be in a conservation area and Section I of your Formby Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are raised

by your conveyancer. Out of keeping changes to the property may also be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your legal representative. Whitfields are a local firm situated at Marion House, Sefton, Merseyside, L37 4AB will be able to help. Tel: 01704 878501

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Formby buildings built on clay soil can experience problems. Can we expect the Formby Home Survey to mention this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Formby house's foundations, forcing them inward. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Formby, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house.

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report what does 'E5' cover?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. An inadequate weatherstrip on a window is an example of a Section E defect.

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give purchasers a clear understanding of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Formby and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Formby property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give exhaustive analysis of the Formby property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Formby House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any issues I should look into when purchasing a home in Formby in a conservation area?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local councils.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of relevant local considerations and any bearing may have with the property and its value. The price of property is, more often than not, inflated because of them being largely unspoilt However a growing number have been neglected and are in a poor state e.g. the addition of PVC windows and doors

Property surveyors can be expected to advise if the planned purchase looks like it may be in a conservation area and Section I of your Formby Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are raised



by your conveyancer. Out of keeping changes to the property may also be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your legal representative. Whitfields are a local firm situated at Marion House, Sefton, Merseyside, L37 4AB will be able to help. Tel: 01704 878501

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Formby buildings built on clay soil can experience problems. Can we expect the Formby Home Survey to mention this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Formby house's foundations, forcing them inward. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Formby, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house.

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report what does 'E5' cover?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. An inadequate weatherstrip on a window is an example of a Section E defect.

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give purchasers a clear understanding of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey.

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