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Home Buyers Survey in Sefton

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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a RICS Level 2 Survey

    RICS Level 2 Survey in Sefton

    The RICS Level 2 Survey 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 RICS Level 3 Survey

    RICS Level 3 Survey in Sefton

    The RICS Level 3 Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Sefton) 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 Sefton

    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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RICS Level 2 Survey

Should we go for a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Sefton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a RICS Level 3 Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sefton property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the Sefton property, RICS advise you choose a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Sefton property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Sefton Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a 19th Century converted stable. What should be budgeted for maintenance?

Use of traditional methods can sometimes be an issue, and Sefton houses built using traditional methods can be a chore to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may also need to be sourced. This can make the final cost hard to predict. If you have doubts, speak to your surveyor for more information.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is high levels of rainfall an issue in Sefton? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact rain can have on houses is not given enough thought by property buyers. If you have only visited the property you intend to purchase in on a dry day, defects may not have been obvious. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive.However, the damage caused, where disregarded, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we should be wary of when purchasing an extended house in Sefton in West Birkdale conservation area ?

West Birkdale is in a conservation area and has been classified as very bad by English Heritage, with medium vulnerability and improving. For more information visit their website or call the administrator. There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by local councils. West Birkdale is looked after by Sefton Council at 324- 342 Stanley Road, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 6ET who can be contacted on 0845 140 0845.

A RICS Level 3 Surveyors are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of local considerations and the relation they have on the building and its value. Property Prices will probably be significantly higher owing to them resisting change.

Surveyors will advise you whether the building is possibly in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Sefton RICS Level 2 Survey will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out by your solicitor. Unapproved extensions to the building may also be reported in the Sefton survey but these are really more a concern for the lawyer.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould caused problems in the past, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What advice would the Sefton surveyor give in their report?

Residences in Sefton that are otherwise ideal could feature roofing problems. Any part of the roof or loft, such as roof battens, ought to be checked. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of amateur repairs.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing contractor in the local area a quote for any suggested work.