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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Knotty Ash

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home built from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Knotty Ash

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Knotty Ash) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for unconventional such as granite wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Knotty Ash

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Knotty Ash and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Knotty Ash property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works on the Knotty Ash property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Knotty Ash property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Knotty Ash Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a flat next to a landfill site

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes e.g. hazardous refuse disposal. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Worries include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health issues such as gut problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Knotty Ash will find structural issues linked to the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database and Liverpool Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) home in Knotty Ash that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually just a sort of flat finish render. Typically stucco render is layered over brick that sets to a smooth and even finish. Stucco is highly grand in appearance and is/was was often applied to Georgian homes. Stucco is very similar to plaster or mortar. It may contain lime in it as well as plant fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Knotty Ash commonly report defects for example trapped water leading to internal damp problems.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might include when the application is taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course. Re-coating problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as renderers are getting more difficult to find.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a 16th Century warehouse conversion. What consequences will the structure have on maintenance?

Some buyers would be interested in owning a house with personality, like a period conversion. Use of traditional methods, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Knotty Ash houses built with traditional methods can be a chore to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Knotty Ash and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Knotty Ash property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works on the Knotty Ash property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Knotty Ash property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Knotty Ash Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a flat next to a landfill site

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes e.g. hazardous refuse disposal. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Worries include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health issues such as gut problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Knotty Ash will find structural issues linked to the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database and Liverpool Local Authority and give you the results of the search .



Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) home in Knotty Ash that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually just a sort of flat finish render. Typically stucco render is layered over brick that sets to a smooth and even finish. Stucco is highly grand in appearance and is/was was often applied to Georgian homes. Stucco is very similar to plaster or mortar. It may contain lime in it as well as plant fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Knotty Ash commonly report defects for example trapped water leading to internal damp problems.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might include when the application is taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course. Re-coating problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as renderers are getting more difficult to find.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a 16th Century warehouse conversion. What consequences will the structure have on maintenance?

Some buyers would be interested in owning a house with personality, like a period conversion. Use of traditional methods, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Knotty Ash houses built with traditional methods can be a chore to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials.

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