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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.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Knotty Ash could be an issue. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be resolved.

Cracks to a hallway are an obvious suggestion of subsidence, although they could be easily repaired and of little concern. In extreme temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems we should on guard for if buying a home in Knotty Ash near a conservation area, particularly in relation to house prices?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by the local council. Your surveyor need to have relevant knowledge of relevant local factors and the effect they have with the home and its value. Prices will probably be inflated owing to the areas retaining their original character.

Surveyors will note whether the building is or might be in a conservation area and Section I of your Knotty Ash Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are raised during the legal process. Unauthorised adjustments to the property may also be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer. Angels are based in 17 Tarbock Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L36 5XN will be able to help. Tel: 0151 480 6636

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Knotty Ash property will include a professional valuation and a cost of reinstatement. To be able to determine an accurate value estimate the valuer will relate to in depth understanding of the Knotty Ash market and other things about the property e.g. style of architecture The surveyor will also consider construction methods and use other assumptions e.g. the property is connected to mains services such as gas.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Knotty Ash area assumptions, like connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like railways, which will also be factored in.

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.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Knotty Ash could be an issue. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the HomeBuyer Report?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be resolved.

Cracks to a hallway are an obvious suggestion of subsidence, although they could be easily repaired and of little concern. In extreme temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.



Conservation area

Will there be any problems we should on guard for if buying a home in Knotty Ash near a conservation area, particularly in relation to house prices?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by the local council. Your surveyor need to have relevant knowledge of relevant local factors and the effect they have with the home and its value. Prices will probably be inflated owing to the areas retaining their original character.

Surveyors will note whether the building is or might be in a conservation area and Section I of your Knotty Ash Homebuyer Report will recommend further investigations are raised during the legal process. Unauthorised adjustments to the property may also be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer. Angels are based in 17 Tarbock Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L36 5XN will be able to help. Tel: 0151 480 6636

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Knotty Ash property will include a professional valuation and a cost of reinstatement. To be able to determine an accurate value estimate the valuer will relate to in depth understanding of the Knotty Ash market and other things about the property e.g. style of architecture The surveyor will also consider construction methods and use other assumptions e.g. the property is connected to mains services such as gas.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Knotty Ash area assumptions, like connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like railways, which will also be factored in.

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