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Home Buyers Survey in Garston

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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 Garston

    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 Garston

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

    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 Garston

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Garston and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Garston property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Garston property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Garston Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I go for a full structural survey before purchasing an abandoned forties home close to Garston?

Structural surveys are now known as Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail if buying a mid 20th century of later unmodified Garston home built out of typical construction materials and methods. A Building Survey is definitely the most relevant one to choose for the house mentioned. Approximately 3 days after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building, the chartered surveyors report will be delivered to the purchaser providing any important insight on the construction materials used on the property.

You should be aware of some survey no go areas exist with the survey because the surveyor cannot (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the house of assess heating installations. Out buildings and boundary walls will also be assessed as part of the process.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed a property I am intending to lease it looked like there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system - will a Garston survey go into detail on the general state of the electrical system?

When conducting a Home Survey in Garston your RICS surveyor will mention the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This should include a by sight inspection (without removing any fittings) of the accessible sections of the wiring or fusebox in addition to things, for example verifying the state of repair of the fixed appliances e.g. water heaters.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey in Garston. Inspecting any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician on the property will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Garston .

For expert nearby help on all things electrical speak to Northwest Electrical Services , B4a/Business Centre Hunts Cross/Goodlass Rd, Liverpool, L24 9HL .

Traditionally built property

We are buying in Garston. What will we need to pay attention to when buying a building constructed in 1790? Will the age of the house be an issue?

Many buyers would like to own a home with character. Use of traditional methods, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers, and Houses showcasing traditional methods can be difficult to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property. If the home you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact the Garston surveyor for more detail.

Defective door frame

For the Garston HomeBuyer Report, what will 'E6' include?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give property buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. As buyers in Garston are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property.

The surveyor will confirm that all external doors work where keys are available, but not forced open. In general, draughts and damp penetration around the frames will be included. A door frame which has been installed back-to-front would be reported here, for example.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we should verify when planning to buy a house in Garston near a conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas throughout the country, responsibility for which lies with local councils. Garston surveyors must possess knowledge of local issues and any connection they have with the building and its value. The value of homes is usually more than prices outside the area as a result of conservation areas retaining original features.

Property surveyors will tell you if the house looks to be is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are carried out by the conveyancing solicitor. Out of keeping adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval may be reported in the Garston survey but these are really more a investigated by your legal representative. Forster Dean Ltd are a local firm situated at Duxford House, Liverpool, Merseyside, L24 8RL might be happy to help. Tel: 0151 203 4300