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Home Buyers Survey in St Helens

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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 St Helens

    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 St Helens

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

    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 St Helens

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in St Helens and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the St Helens property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the St Helens property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a St Helens Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

English Heritage

We are purchasing a building near Micklehead Green Moated Site , will this affect the property's value?

Micklehead Green Moated Site is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local interest will usually add to the attractiveness of an area. The surveyor will consider many local criteria when carrying out the homebuyer report in St Helens. Visit the English Heritage website for more information on Micklehead Green Moated Site.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in St Helens. What will we need to look out for when purchasing a house built in around 1710? What effect will the home's slate roof have on upkeep?

Older construction methods and materials can create difficulties for an owner, and Homes featuring traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work. Contact your property surveyor for more information. Constructed in the 16th century, Newton-le-Willows, 158-160 High St in St Helens is a good example of a Post Medieval house.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What negative impact does clay soil have on a property's foundations? Will the Home Survey consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. Small areas of very dry 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.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a St Helens property will include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. When calculating an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will use in depth understanding of the St Helens market as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: state of repair.

The surveyor will also consider construction methods and make certain other assumptions like there being no significant defects.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local St Helens area assumptions like services, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like nearby railway tracks, which will also be factored in.