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  • 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.

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

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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
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  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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Speke

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a home constructed from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Speke

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Speke) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this option when buying a non standard property such as mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Speke

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Speke and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Speke property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Speke property's condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Speke House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties cause issues for owners? What should we look in to, and what does the survey cover?

There are many of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include salt contamination of. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to properties in Speke, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used in door construction. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes fast replacement of any stones which have become loose. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Defective door frame

In a Speke HomeBuyer Report, what could a Condition Rating 1 mean for outside doors?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give property purchasers a clear understanding of to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the residence is in a good state, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration. For a Speke house, one example could be inefficient drip caps around a door frame. External doors are checked, but will not force open any without keys. Broadly speaking, the thresholds of doorways are also surveyed, checking that access is level, water is excluded from leaking into the property, etc.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the RICS Surveyor examine on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Speke that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is actually just a smooth and flat render. Normally stucco is layered over brick that sets to a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is highly attractive and is was often applied to Victorian homes. It is very similar to plaster. It used to contain lime in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Speke Building Surveys can discover potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. trapped moisture resulting in the render failing requiring costly repairs. Other issues could be when the application has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Re-coating problems can be dear as the skills are becoming harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Speke and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Speke property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Speke property's condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Speke House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties cause issues for owners? What should we look in to, and what does the survey cover?

There are many of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include salt contamination of. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to properties in Speke, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used in door construction. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes fast replacement of any stones which have become loose. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.



Defective door frame

In a Speke HomeBuyer Report, what could a Condition Rating 1 mean for outside doors?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give property purchasers a clear understanding of to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the residence is in a good state, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration. For a Speke house, one example could be inefficient drip caps around a door frame. External doors are checked, but will not force open any without keys. Broadly speaking, the thresholds of doorways are also surveyed, checking that access is level, water is excluded from leaking into the property, etc.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the RICS Surveyor examine on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Speke that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is actually just a smooth and flat render. Normally stucco is layered over brick that sets to a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is highly attractive and is was often applied to Victorian homes. It is very similar to plaster. It used to contain lime in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Speke Building Surveys can discover potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. trapped moisture resulting in the render failing requiring costly repairs. Other issues could be when the application has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Re-coating problems can be dear as the skills are becoming harder to find.

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