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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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  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 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Halewood

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property built from conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Halewood

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Halewood) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this option for non standard e.g. architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Halewood

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • Full Structural Survey
    Torcross Way, Halewood, Liverpool, Merseyside, L26

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Wenlock Drive, Liverpool, Merseyside, L26

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Halewood and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Halewood property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does offer comprehensive details of the Halewood property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Halewood Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that there is a 12mm crack above the windows in the garage, is this subsidence? What subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. In some older buildings cracks may be visible in the Summer months[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless. Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and begin to slide downward. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be

necessary. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Halewood, and think we saw signs of pests in the toilet. Will the Building Survey investigate this?

Property in Halewood are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. This issue should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies to insect infestation can include destruction of tainted materials.

Stone block wall damage

Will a property with stone walls create upkeep problems? What issues should we be aware of?

Purchasers in Halewood should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Problems which impact stone-built property in Halewood can vary greatly, with issues like deteriorating bedding being quote common. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Halewood are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Repair advice often includes replacing missing or badly worn stones. Purchasers renovating property in Halewood should be aware that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. To source stone quarried in Halewood, you can contact local suppliers.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Halewood and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Halewood property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does offer comprehensive details of the Halewood property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Halewood Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted that there is a 12mm crack above the windows in the garage, is this subsidence? What subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. In some older buildings cracks may be visible in the Summer months[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb moisture. These cracks are usually completely harmless. Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and begin to slide downward. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be



necessary. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Halewood, and think we saw signs of pests in the toilet. Will the Building Survey investigate this?

Property in Halewood are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. This issue should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies to insect infestation can include destruction of tainted materials.

Stone block wall damage

Will a property with stone walls create upkeep problems? What issues should we be aware of?

Purchasers in Halewood should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Problems which impact stone-built property in Halewood can vary greatly, with issues like deteriorating bedding being quote common. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Halewood are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Repair advice often includes replacing missing or badly worn stones. Purchasers renovating property in Halewood should be aware that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. To source stone quarried in Halewood, you can contact local suppliers.

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