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Home Buyers Survey in Wavertree

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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 Wavertree

    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 Wavertree

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

    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 Wavertree

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Wavertree and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Wavertree property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Wavertree property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Wavertree Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

We think this residence is located in a low lying part of Wavertree. Is there a major flood risk? Would our surveyor consider any flooding?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a home, such as via door frames. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

Gas flame

Will a qualified surveyor check out the serviceability of the gas installations?

Yes. Your will visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at the location of the meter where relevant, in addition to gas related appliances or installations e.g. fireplaces. Fittings won't be dislodged. The system will not be tested in any way. Needless to say, gas can be deadly and if there are any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Wavertree? Does the House Survey cover this, and what defects will be reported on?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. Issues range from sub-soil shrinkage to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracks along the kitchen floor, to complete structural failure. There is a real benefit in booking a Wavertree surveyor to carry out your Building Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we would be advised to check out when buying a period property in Wavertree in conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local authority. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of local factors and any relation may have with the home. Values will likely be higher owing to the areas being largely unspoilt However many areas have been neglected and are in a poor state for example - the huge increase in street clutter

RICS surveyors are expected tell you if the property is or might be in a conservation area and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will suggest additional due diligence and enquiries are conducted during the legal process. Unsympathetic adjustments to the property will also be noted, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser. Bmd Law are based in 111 High Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L15 8JS should be happy to give you some pointers. Tel: 0151 7228 004