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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kirkby

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a home built from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kirkby

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Kirkby) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Select this option when buying a non standard e.g. granite wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kirkby

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Kirkby and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Kirkby property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the Kirkby property, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Kirkby property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Kirkby House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a maisonette in Kirkby, does the HomeBuyer Report check for flood damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of owners in Kirkby and across the country, and owning a house in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. The Environment Agency maintain a flood alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. In addition, the Building Survey may advise on urgent repairs.Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect residential property enables the chartered surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the seller, but this information may not be accurate.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it best to go for a full structural survey before buying a converted fifties cottage in Kirkby?

Full Structural Surveys have a new name and are now entitled Building Surveys. If you are looking into purchasing an altered home like a dilapidated Kirkby house, this is the most appropriate choice to get. Two to three days after the surveyor has carried out a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts, a non prescribed format of report will be posted to the buyer setting out any critical insight about the state of repair of the house. There will be certain limitations with any residential survey insofar as a surveyor is not able to force or open up the fabric of the Kirkby building, an example being lifting up floor coverings.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be insects at the building in Kirkby we're buying, but we are not certain - Do we need a surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Treatment for insect infestation may include chemical treatment. If you require more information, contact a local firm, like Rentokil Initial UK Ltd (Merseyside), Caddick Road, Knowsley Business Park, Prescot, Merseyside, L34 9HP, or call them on 0800 917 1987.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Kirkby and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Kirkby property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the Kirkby property, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Kirkby property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Kirkby House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a maisonette in Kirkby, does the HomeBuyer Report check for flood damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of owners in Kirkby and across the country, and owning a house in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. The Environment Agency maintain a flood alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. In addition, the Building Survey may advise on urgent repairs.Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect residential property enables the chartered surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the seller, but this information may not be accurate.



Building Surveys on houses

Is it best to go for a full structural survey before buying a converted fifties cottage in Kirkby?

Full Structural Surveys have a new name and are now entitled Building Surveys. If you are looking into purchasing an altered home like a dilapidated Kirkby house, this is the most appropriate choice to get. Two to three days after the surveyor has carried out a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts, a non prescribed format of report will be posted to the buyer setting out any critical insight about the state of repair of the house. There will be certain limitations with any residential survey insofar as a surveyor is not able to force or open up the fabric of the Kirkby building, an example being lifting up floor coverings.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be insects at the building in Kirkby we're buying, but we are not certain - Do we need a surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Treatment for insect infestation may include chemical treatment. If you require more information, contact a local firm, like Rentokil Initial UK Ltd (Merseyside), Caddick Road, Knowsley Business Park, Prescot, Merseyside, L34 9HP, or call them on 0800 917 1987.

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