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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Which Home Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Birkenhead

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Birkenhead

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Birkenhead) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional such as timber frame or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Birkenhead

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Birkenhead and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Birkenhead property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the Birkenhead property, you should you carry out a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Birkenhead property's general condition along with advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Birkenhead Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Birkenhead Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered semi detached home in Birkenhead which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is actually a form of solid render. Commonly stucco render is applied to brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. Stucco render is very aesthetic and is/was found on Victorian and Georgian houses. It used to have lime in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to stop cracks.

Stucco is often prone to defect and Birkenhead Homebuyer Reports can reveal any number of problems like trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could include sulphate attack from salts derived from wet bricks. Resolving problems can be difficult as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a renovated farmhouse. What should be budgeted for repairs?

For traditionally-built Birkenhead property, age can create difficulties for an owner. Birkenhead homes constructed with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. You should be aware that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. This can make obtaining a full structural or building survey essential.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about vermin in the Birkenhead building we plan to buy. How do we investigate further?

Properties are not usually impacted by serious cases of pests, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. Regrettably, pests can be costly to fix and affect the health of residents. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, for example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies to an infestation can include removal of infected furniture. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Birkenhead and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Birkenhead property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the Birkenhead property, you should you carry out a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Birkenhead property's general condition along with advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Birkenhead Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Birkenhead Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered semi detached home in Birkenhead which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is actually a form of solid render. Commonly stucco render is applied to brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. Stucco render is very aesthetic and is/was found on Victorian and Georgian houses. It used to have lime in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to stop cracks.



Stucco is often prone to defect and Birkenhead Homebuyer Reports can reveal any number of problems like trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could include sulphate attack from salts derived from wet bricks. Resolving problems can be difficult as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a renovated farmhouse. What should be budgeted for repairs?

For traditionally-built Birkenhead property, age can create difficulties for an owner. Birkenhead homes constructed with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. You should be aware that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. This can make obtaining a full structural or building survey essential.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about vermin in the Birkenhead building we plan to buy. How do we investigate further?

Properties are not usually impacted by serious cases of pests, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. Regrettably, pests can be costly to fix and affect the health of residents. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, for example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies to an infestation can include removal of infected furniture. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

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