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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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in Garston

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  • RICS surveyors in Garston
From £225
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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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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Garston

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Garston

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Garston) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Garston

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • Full Structural Survey
    Southampton Drive, Liverpool, L19

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Ranfurly Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L19

Home Buyers Survey Garston

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Garston and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Garston property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Garston property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Garston Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Will a house with stone walls cause problems? What should we look in to? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including deteriorating mortar. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Maintenance tips include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

If, in the course of carrying out maintenance, you need further advice, consider a stonemason or other knowledgeable contractor in the area. For example, Fireplace Factory of Woodend Av, Speke, Liverpool, L24 9NB.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is concern white asbestos ceiling material in existence at the flat. Why would there be asbestos, is it dangerous and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials including gutters. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good sound absorption properties, it may be found in eaves. The main origins of asbestos were South Africa.

All forms are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a one fibre will not kill you.

If found, care should be taken on no account to move it and professional advice should be sought ASAP. Getting rid of it may be expensive but must be completed by professionals.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. They will note potential asbestos during the survey and will inform you of the options.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof caused problems in the past - What aspects of the house's roof will be considered?

Garston houses with no other major issues could unfortunately be experiencing issues with the roof. From ceiling joists to concrete tiles, many parts of the roof and loft will be considered. The surveyors in Garston could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Garston and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Garston property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Garston property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Garston Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Will a house with stone walls cause problems? What should we look in to? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including deteriorating mortar. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Maintenance tips include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

If, in the course of carrying out maintenance, you need further advice, consider a stonemason or other knowledgeable contractor in the area. For example, Fireplace Factory of Woodend Av, Speke, Liverpool, L24 9NB.



Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is concern white asbestos ceiling material in existence at the flat. Why would there be asbestos, is it dangerous and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials including gutters. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good sound absorption properties, it may be found in eaves. The main origins of asbestos were South Africa.

All forms are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a one fibre will not kill you.

If found, care should be taken on no account to move it and professional advice should be sought ASAP. Getting rid of it may be expensive but must be completed by professionals.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. They will note potential asbestos during the survey and will inform you of the options.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof caused problems in the past - What aspects of the house's roof will be considered?

Garston houses with no other major issues could unfortunately be experiencing issues with the roof. From ceiling joists to concrete tiles, many parts of the roof and loft will be considered. The surveyors in Garston could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

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