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Home Buyers Survey in Litherland

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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 Litherland

    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 Litherland

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

    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 Litherland

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Litherland and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Litherland property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Litherland property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Litherland Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Window frame

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Litherland home, what will 'E5 - Windows' cover?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are.

One example issue could be any broken glass windows. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there might be asbestos pipe lagging in existence at the house. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance of several naturally occurring materials. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example vinyl flooring.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic including tensile strength properties, it may be found in asbestos blocks. It is mainly found in the US. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. In fact breathing in a one fibre will not kill you.

If discovered, one must be careful however, never to disturb it and professional advice must be taken urgently. Professional removal of it can be expensive must always be completed by trained experts.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. Your surveyor will report on suspected asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will insects affect the purchase price of a Litherland building - Do we need a chartered surveyor?

Buyers should know that is not a requirement that the vendor to mention a pest issue. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include use of poison.