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Home Buyers Survey in Seaforth

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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 Seaforth

    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 Seaforth

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

    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 Seaforth

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Seaforth and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Seaforth property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Seaforth property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Seaforth Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted cracks across the render on the outside walls, is this subsidence? What possible solutions are to available to fix this?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. In some older houses cracks may be visible in the Summer months , and in Winter these will close when the materials absorb water.

Subsidence-related cracks are on average wider at the top than at the bottom. In severe weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a property in Seaforth, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. Which issues relating to the roof of the property will be considered?

This often causes anxiety for Seaforth buyers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Many properties will suffer roofing problems, such as. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from wind braces to sheeting. Your house surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

Roof maintenance can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a contractor in Seaforth can provide one.

Stone block wall damage

Can property in Seaforth built with stone cause issues for purchasers? Which related issues should we consider?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include staining.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified.

Common guidance may include cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Seaforth Docks, Liverpool, L21 1JD, quarrying Crushed Rock, for details. Call 01519 222012 for more information.

To request additional information, contact a local stonemason or specialist, such as Fireplace Interior Studio of 149-151 Linacre Rd, Liverpool, L21 8JP.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Seaforth Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Seaforth.

Stucco is a kind of render. Commonly stucco render is layered over brick that sets to a very smooth surface. Stucco is very beautiful and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency properties for example. Stucco is very like plaster. Sometimes it can contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a wire under mesh. to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Seaforth sometimes reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems which can include trapped water leading to the surface breaking. Other issues might be when the application is taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Re-coating Stucco problems may be dear as the skills are getting rarer.