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Home Buyers Survey in Speke

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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Speke

    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 Speke

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Speke) 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 Speke

    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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Home Buyers Survey in Speke

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.

Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor inspect the serviceability of the gas heaters?

The chartered surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at whether the mains is connected for example, as well as gas affiliated installations for example - flue/chimney maintenance. External fittings or housings however, won't be dislodged. Of course, gas is potentially fatal, should you have any worries about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Speke, and think we saw signs of pests in the kitchen. Should we get a chartered surveyor?

Speke houses are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, vermin can impact a home's worth and put your health in danger. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report examine?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement does happen in new houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In general, homes are erected with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. One such issue is that soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and slip down the incline. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also undermine the foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited a property I am hoping to buy, the agent said that there is old wiring. Does a Speke Homebuyer Report write anything on the general state of the electrical system?

When preparing a Home Buyers Survey in Speke your surveyor will usually report on the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a dangerous state.

This will include a visual look-over of open or exposed sections of the wiring and other possible problems relating to things like confirming the condition of the fitted electrical appliances like storage heaters or where to find the meter and fuse board . Inspecting the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by an electrician should usually form part of the survey in Speke.