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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 do I need for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Grassendale

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a home made of standard materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Grassendale

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Grassendale) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard property such as stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Grassendale

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Grassendale and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Grassendale property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Grassendale property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Grassendale Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is a risk of asbestos insulating board affecting the house. Which types of asbestos are a concern and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous substance. Some types may be in building materials including lagging. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in insulation for example.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If discovered, one must be careful never to remove asbestos and expert advice must be taken ASAP. On no account endeavour to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors cannot

confirm the existence asbestos on a Grassendale HomeBuyer report. However they will report on possible asbestos and will offer advice.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor be focused on, on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Grassendale.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is a kind of render. Typically stucco is applied to underlying red brick to form a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is very grand in appearance and was common on some Victorian and Georgian properties. It is almost exactly the same as plaster or mortar. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors can reveal issues such as when it is faced with constant driving rain which gets perma-saturated and prone to frost damage. Other potential problems may result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Fixing Stucco problems can be dear as the skills are becoming rarer.

Gas flame

Will the chartered surveyor advise on the safety of the gas supply?

A qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually check the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the mains gas installation for instance, as well as gas affiliated fittings such as the possibility of asbestos. Should there be any external fittings they won't be taken off. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially fatal, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Merseyside based local companies include CTJ Heating and Plumbing Services Limited of 66 Whitehedge Road, Garston, Liverpool, Merseyside Tel. 07966 347471 and Dean Doctor of 265 Brodie Avenue, Liverpool, Merseyside Tel. 07816531543.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Grassendale and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Grassendale property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Grassendale property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Grassendale Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is a risk of asbestos insulating board affecting the house. Which types of asbestos are a concern and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous substance. Some types may be in building materials including lagging. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in insulation for example.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If discovered, one must be careful never to remove asbestos and expert advice must be taken ASAP. On no account endeavour to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors cannot



confirm the existence asbestos on a Grassendale HomeBuyer report. However they will report on possible asbestos and will offer advice.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor be focused on, on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Grassendale.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is a kind of render. Typically stucco is applied to underlying red brick to form a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is very grand in appearance and was common on some Victorian and Georgian properties. It is almost exactly the same as plaster or mortar. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors can reveal issues such as when it is faced with constant driving rain which gets perma-saturated and prone to frost damage. Other potential problems may result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Fixing Stucco problems can be dear as the skills are becoming rarer.

Gas flame

Will the chartered surveyor advise on the safety of the gas supply?

A qualified RICS surveyor will locate and visually check the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the mains gas installation for instance, as well as gas affiliated fittings such as the possibility of asbestos. Should there be any external fittings they won't be taken off. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially fatal, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Merseyside based local companies include CTJ Heating and Plumbing Services Limited of 66 Whitehedge Road, Garston, Liverpool, Merseyside Tel. 07966 347471 and Dean Doctor of 265 Brodie Avenue, Liverpool, Merseyside Tel. 07816531543.

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