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Valuation
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Valuation
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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Heswall

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property made of conventional materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Heswall

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Heswall) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. wychert or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Heswall

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Heswall and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Heswall property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Heswall property's condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Heswall Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Heswall, and does our property surveyor mention it? Where there are problems, what should we do?

Regular rainfall is common in Heswall and across the country, but the effect which rainfall has on houses in Heswall is rarely considered properly by buyers. If you have only seen the property in dry weather, problems are unlikely to be visible.

Whether buying in Heswall or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to remedy, if not neglected, unless they are untreated or poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Will my Heswall House Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a house. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Heswall surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick chimney maintenance advice for the converted apartment we are buying?

Brick-built Heswall properties feature several advantages. Unfortunately, they also suffer from distinct issues. These can include weathering or sulphate attack. Your chartered surveyor would usually include these, with repair advice also supplied. An issue of particular concern is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. Bish J may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 2 Church La, Southwick, Brighton, BN42 4GD or 01273 597232.

As an example, English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and short faces of bricks. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Heswall and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Heswall property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Heswall property's condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Heswall Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Heswall, and does our property surveyor mention it? Where there are problems, what should we do?

Regular rainfall is common in Heswall and across the country, but the effect which rainfall has on houses in Heswall is rarely considered properly by buyers. If you have only seen the property in dry weather, problems are unlikely to be visible.

Whether buying in Heswall or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to remedy, if not neglected, unless they are untreated or poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Will my Heswall House Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a house. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Heswall surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick chimney maintenance advice for the converted apartment we are buying?

Brick-built Heswall properties feature several advantages. Unfortunately, they also suffer from distinct issues. These can include weathering or sulphate attack. Your chartered surveyor would usually include these, with repair advice also supplied. An issue of particular concern is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. Bish J may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 2 Church La, Southwick, Brighton, BN42 4GD or 01273 597232.

As an example, English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and short faces of bricks. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

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