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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.

  • RICS qualified surveyor
  • 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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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Kirkby

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a home built from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kirkby

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Kirkby) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Select this option when buying a non standard e.g. granite wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kirkby

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

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Recent Home Surveys
in Kirkby

  • Building Survey
    Fairholme Avenue, Ecclestone Park, Prescot, Meryseyside, L34

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Medbourne Crescent, Liverpool, Merseyside, L32

Home Buyers Survey Kirkby

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Kirkby and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Kirkby property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the Kirkby property, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Kirkby property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Kirkby House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

We are buying in Kirkby. What will we need to look out for when buying older property? What effect will the box frame structure have on maintenance?

Older construction methods and materials can sometimes be an issue. Homes constructed with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be surprisingly expensive to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Construction materials, such as matching tiles, may also need to be sourced. If you have doubts, speak to your RICS surveyor for further advice.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled Kirkby property. Are there any related issues that need to be investigated, and what will the survey reveal?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as repointing mortar with a suitable material. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

House Prices

I intend to purchase a property in L33, being marketed for £64, 767. What things does the surveyor allow for in the process of a survey ?

Any number of issues that can add to or subtract from the price of property from whether it is freehold, leasehold or share of freehold to the over all desirability of the street. It may help to put side by side flat prices registered at the Land Registry for similar flats. The average flat price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £52, 167 - £12, 600 less than £64, 767. The house/flat average was £83, 868. Briton Court, Apartment 6, Britonside Avenue, Liverpool, Knowsley, Merseyside, L32 6SZ sold for £32, 000 .

The best way for home buyers to get an independent house valued is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as part of the service. A surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Kirkby and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Kirkby property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the Kirkby property, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Kirkby property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Kirkby House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

We are buying in Kirkby. What will we need to look out for when buying older property? What effect will the box frame structure have on maintenance?

Older construction methods and materials can sometimes be an issue. Homes constructed with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be surprisingly expensive to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Construction materials, such as matching tiles, may also need to be sourced. If you have doubts, speak to your RICS surveyor for further advice.



Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled Kirkby property. Are there any related issues that need to be investigated, and what will the survey reveal?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as repointing mortar with a suitable material. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

House Prices

I intend to purchase a property in L33, being marketed for £64, 767. What things does the surveyor allow for in the process of a survey ?

Any number of issues that can add to or subtract from the price of property from whether it is freehold, leasehold or share of freehold to the over all desirability of the street. It may help to put side by side flat prices registered at the Land Registry for similar flats. The average flat price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £52, 167 - £12, 600 less than £64, 767. The house/flat average was £83, 868. Briton Court, Apartment 6, Britonside Avenue, Liverpool, Knowsley, Merseyside, L32 6SZ sold for £32, 000 .

The best way for home buyers to get an independent house valued is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as part of the service. A surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme.

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