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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 Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Childwall

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Childwall

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Childwall) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. cellared properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Childwall

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Childwall property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Childwall property's general condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Childwall Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Substandard guttering

In a Childwall HomeBuyer Report what can 'E3' include?

The rainwater goods are inspected by eye. This section does not include suspected issues relating to a combined heating and water system. Downspouts discharging onto the roof is one example. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. If a residence does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need brick advice, can a Childwall property surveyor help? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-built properties demonstrate several benefits, but they will also be subject to several common problems, such as spalling. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Wall A Bricklaying Contractor Ltd at 5 Arley Close, Upton, Chester, CH2 1NW on 01244 313264.

One example is rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement generally happens in new homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. The builder will likely return to a new home after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

Subsidence-related cracks are normally wider as the crack migrates upward. Inside the house, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Childwall property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Childwall property's general condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Childwall Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Substandard guttering

In a Childwall HomeBuyer Report what can 'E3' include?

The rainwater goods are inspected by eye. This section does not include suspected issues relating to a combined heating and water system. Downspouts discharging onto the roof is one example. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. If a residence does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need brick advice, can a Childwall property surveyor help? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-built properties demonstrate several benefits, but they will also be subject to several common problems, such as spalling. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Wall A Bricklaying Contractor Ltd at 5 Arley Close, Upton, Chester, CH2 1NW on 01244 313264.

One example is rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement generally happens in new homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. The builder will likely return to a new home after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

Subsidence-related cracks are normally wider as the crack migrates upward. Inside the house, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

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