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Home Buyers Survey in Rainhill

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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 Rainhill

    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 Rainhill

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

    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 Rainhill

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Rainhill and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Rainhill property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the Rainhill property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Rainhill Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

For the Rainhill HomeBuyer Report, what effect can a Condition Rating 1 have on roof coverings?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Rainhill home. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any house buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property. As part of Section E, E2 reports on flat and sloped roof issues. These will be checked by the surveyor, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report. Discolouration of an asphalt roof is one example.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Rainhill? What should we expect a Rainhill Home Survey to include?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Rainhill buyers. Issues range from moisture changes in the soil to movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a structure. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Rainhill property's foundations, forcing them inward.

Taking precautions, such as keeping standing water on the property in check, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Small areas of sodden soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour said that damp from the leaking roof had been a concern, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What will our Rainhill surveyor look into during the survey?

This is often asked by buyers who know that homes can be hiding serious roofing problems. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from wind braces to dormer windows. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like amateur repairs.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as repairing a bowing truss) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A Rainhill contractor with positive reviews can provide a quote. Call R A Prescott Roofing of 7 Shelley Close, Liverpool, L36 0UJ on 01744 524660 for a quote.