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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Garston

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Garston

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Garston) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Garston

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Garston and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Garston property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Garston property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Garston Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof caused problems in the past - What aspects of the house's roof will be considered?

Garston houses with no other major issues could unfortunately be experiencing issues with the roof. From ceiling joists to concrete tiles, many parts of the roof and loft will be considered. The surveyors in Garston could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

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. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we should verify when planning to buy a house in Garston near a conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas throughout the country, responsibility for which lies with local councils. Garston surveyors must possess knowledge of local issues and any connection they have with the building and its value. The value of homes is usually more than prices outside the area as a result of conservation areas retaining original features.

Property surveyors will tell you if the house looks to be is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are carried out by the conveyancing solicitor. Out of keeping adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval may be reported in the Garston survey but these are really more a investigated by your legal representative. Forster Dean Ltd are a local firm situated at Duxford House, Liverpool, Merseyside, L24 8RL might be happy to help. Tel: 0151 203 4300

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Garston subsidence could be a problem. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues will the home survey examine?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement does happen in newer homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. Most homes in Garston are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Cracks that appear quickly may suggest movement and subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Garston and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Garston property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Garston property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Garston Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof caused problems in the past - What aspects of the house's roof will be considered?

Garston houses with no other major issues could unfortunately be experiencing issues with the roof. From ceiling joists to concrete tiles, many parts of the roof and loft will be considered. The surveyors in Garston could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

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. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.



Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we should verify when planning to buy a house in Garston near a conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas throughout the country, responsibility for which lies with local councils. Garston surveyors must possess knowledge of local issues and any connection they have with the building and its value. The value of homes is usually more than prices outside the area as a result of conservation areas retaining original features.

Property surveyors will tell you if the house looks to be is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are carried out by the conveyancing solicitor. Out of keeping adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval may be reported in the Garston survey but these are really more a investigated by your legal representative. Forster Dean Ltd are a local firm situated at Duxford House, Liverpool, Merseyside, L24 8RL might be happy to help. Tel: 0151 203 4300

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Garston subsidence could be a problem. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues will the home survey examine?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement does happen in newer homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. Most homes in Garston are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Cracks that appear quickly may suggest movement and subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

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