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Home Buyers Survey in Prescot

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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Prescot

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Prescot

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Prescot) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Prescot

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Prescot and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Prescot property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension on the Prescot property, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Prescot property's general condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Prescot Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

Is £146, 171 in the right ball park price to buy a detached house in L34 for and what things does a Prescot RICS chartered surveyor evaluate when valuing house prices in Prescot on a RICS valuation ?

A myriad of factors exist that can impact on property values for example whether work needs to be to the property or the likelihood of development occurring nearby. It may help to benchmark selling prices achieved in Prescot at the same time for comparable properties.

This means house prices paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £126, 671, which is £19, 500 less than the price being asked and the flat/house average was £118, 035. 82, Speakman Way, Prescot, Knowsley, Merseyside, L34 5ND a detached property sold for £206, 000 .

An impartial way for you to get a formal property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as an inclusive part. Your surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will your Prescot House Survey look into this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Prescot buyers. Specific issues include soil movement. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Prescot house's foundations, forcing them inward. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Prescot, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls I should look into when buying a period property in Prescot in conservation area, particularly in relation to house prices?

There are many thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are overseen by the local council. Prescot surveyors need to have sufficient knowledge of relevant local area factors and any effect they have with the building. The price of property will likely be higher than non conservation area equivalents owing to conservation areas retaining their original character.

Surveyors will note if the planned purchase looks like it may be within a conservation area and Section I of your Prescot Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are raised by your solicitor. Unapproved developments to the property should be reported, however these should be concern for your lawyer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about bugs. Will a house surveyor look into this?

Purchasers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to disclose a vermin problem. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include removal or excision of affected timber.

Gas flame

Will a chartered surveyor examine the condition or the safety of the gas installations?

A local surveyor will locate and visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect whether the meter is in an escape route for example, in addition to gas connected gas fittings in the home, for instance balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. Should there be any external fittings they will not however be removed. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous, should there be any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.