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Home Buyers Survey in Ormskirk

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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 Ormskirk

    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 Ormskirk

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

    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 Ormskirk

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

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

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Ormskirk property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Ormskirk Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a house in Ormskirk. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What advice would the building surveyor give in their report?

Homes in Ormskirk in good condition can often hide damage to the roof. From sheeting to valley gutters, many parts of the roof and loft will be considered, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like repairing a bowing truss, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a contractor for the job itself. Speak to Pro-Tech Roofing & Wall Cladding Ltd of 157 Liverpool Rd South, Liverpool, L31 8AA on 0151-520 1105 for an estimate.

Substandard guttering

In a Ormskirk HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual an red light rating defects affecting rainwater pipes and gutters?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give property purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. Red, amber and green ratings give property purchasers indicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. Such issues can have a significant impact on a Ormskirk house or flat's value. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Ormskirk residence being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any property purchasers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

The rainwater goods are inspected by eye. Buyers should be aware that although drainage is reported on in this section, other aspects of the water system are referred to elsewhere any defects in a combined system. Leaking downspouts is an example.

Stone block wall damage

Will a home in Ormskirk with stone walls create upkeep problems? What potential issues must we watch out for, and what will the survey reveal?

Purchasers in Ormskirk should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as repointing mortar with a suitable material. Purchasers renovating buildings in Ormskirk should be aware that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. To source stone quarried in Ormskirk, you can contact local suppliers.