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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Heswall

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property made of conventional materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Heswall

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Heswall) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. wychert or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Heswall

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Heswall and which is cheaper?

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

If the Heswall property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Heswall property's condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Heswall Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould brings up bad memories for us. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What does a surveyor in Heswall keep an eye out for during the investigation?

This is often asked by purchasers who know that homes can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer problems like dry rot. From rafters to collar beams, every part of the roof will be taken into account. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Heswall, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the house surveyors will look for a range of signs, including literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

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. A contractor in Heswall with professional accreditation can provide a quote. Speak to Byrne Gary of 31 Marksway, Wirral, CH61 9PB on 0151-648 6300 for a quote.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick chimney maintenance advice for the converted apartment we are buying?

Brick-built Heswall properties feature several advantages. Unfortunately, they also suffer from distinct issues. These can include weathering or sulphate attack. Your chartered surveyor would usually include these, with repair advice also supplied. An issue of particular concern is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. Bish J may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 2 Church La, Southwick, Brighton, BN42 4GD or 01273 597232.

As an example, English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and short faces of bricks. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Chimney stacks

For the Heswall HomeBuyer Report can you give examples of an amber light rating defects affecting 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

An example of this is abandoned openings for flue connections to the chimney. Possible defects will be checked thoroughly if access to the roof cannot be arranged. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike some more complex survey reports. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate how concerning each aspect of the report is. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Heswall and which is cheaper?

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

If the Heswall property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Heswall property's condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Heswall Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould brings up bad memories for us. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What does a surveyor in Heswall keep an eye out for during the investigation?

This is often asked by purchasers who know that homes can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer problems like dry rot. From rafters to collar beams, every part of the roof will be taken into account. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Heswall, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the house surveyors will look for a range of signs, including literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

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. A contractor in Heswall with professional accreditation can provide a quote. Speak to Byrne Gary of 31 Marksway, Wirral, CH61 9PB on 0151-648 6300 for a quote.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick chimney maintenance advice for the converted apartment we are buying?

Brick-built Heswall properties feature several advantages. Unfortunately, they also suffer from distinct issues. These can include weathering or sulphate attack. Your chartered surveyor would usually include these, with repair advice also supplied. An issue of particular concern is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. Bish J may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 2 Church La, Southwick, Brighton, BN42 4GD or 01273 597232.

As an example, English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and short faces of bricks. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Chimney stacks

For the Heswall HomeBuyer Report can you give examples of an amber light rating defects affecting 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

An example of this is abandoned openings for flue connections to the chimney. Possible defects will be checked thoroughly if access to the roof cannot be arranged. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike some more complex survey reports. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate how concerning each aspect of the report is. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention.

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