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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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Huyton

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home constructed from standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Huyton

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Huyton) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Select this survey when buying a non standard property such as stone or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Huyton

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

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Huyton property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension on the property, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will give comprehensive details of the Huyton property's condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Huyton Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Huyton. Can a HomeBuyer Report look for any flooding damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a Huyton property will be secure against flooding damage, and owning a Huyton property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. It is strongly recommended that the property is protected, before water damage ruins both the walls and floors, and contents, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. The house survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed cracks across the render on the outside walls when we last viewed the home. What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Huyton HomeBuyer Report include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience some minor cracking, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave describes the movement of earth upwards. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic has created issues for us in the past - What advice would the Huyton house surveyor give in their report?

This is often asked by home buyers who know that homes will suffer roof maintenance problems, such as wet rot. Every element should be checked, e.g. decking. The surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like re-covering asphalt, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a contractor in Huyton for the job itself.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Huyton property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension on the property, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will give comprehensive details of the Huyton property's condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Huyton Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Huyton. Can a HomeBuyer Report look for any flooding damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a Huyton property will be secure against flooding damage, and owning a Huyton property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. It is strongly recommended that the property is protected, before water damage ruins both the walls and floors, and contents, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. The house survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed cracks across the render on the outside walls when we last viewed the home. What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Huyton HomeBuyer Report include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience some minor cracking, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave describes the movement of earth upwards. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic has created issues for us in the past - What advice would the Huyton house surveyor give in their report?

This is often asked by home buyers who know that homes will suffer roof maintenance problems, such as wet rot. Every element should be checked, e.g. decking. The surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like re-covering asphalt, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a contractor in Huyton for the job itself.

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