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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Merseyside

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a property made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Merseyside

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Merseyside) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. stone wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Merseyside

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Merseyside and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Merseyside property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Merseyside property's general condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Merseyside Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what will it include?

The Homebuyer Report includes an impartial valuation and a "reinstatement cost" as standard. To work out the valuation your chartered surveyor will take into account local property market knowledge and other factors relating to the property e.g. style of architecture Your Merseyside surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon key assumptions like no significant problems.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further Merseyside assumptions, like problematic roads and access, are made as well as any significant local environmental issues like local mining issues, also being considered.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the period property I am planning to move into I saw that there is an unsafe electrical system - does a the surveyor report on electrical defects?

When conducting a Merseyside Home Buyers Survey your RICS surveyor will typically report on the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory condition. This will include a general view of the accessible parts of the wiring and other concerns such as examining the category of electrical fittings in shower rooms or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. Looking at any evidence of the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the building should form part of the Homebuyer report in Merseyside.

The IEE recommend a PIR should be carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out). To get advice on domestic electrical systems - Transformelectrical , 26 William Roberts Av, Liverpool, L32 0UN .

Traditionally built property

What should we think about when buying an old building in Merseyside? What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

The age of a structure can create difficulties for an owner, and Properties showcasing traditional methods can be costly to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of property in a conservation area. Built between 1628 and 1656, The Cottage' 74 Liverpool Road is an example of a traditional house in Birkdale.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Merseyside and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Merseyside property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Merseyside property's general condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Merseyside Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what will it include?

The Homebuyer Report includes an impartial valuation and a "reinstatement cost" as standard. To work out the valuation your chartered surveyor will take into account local property market knowledge and other factors relating to the property e.g. style of architecture Your Merseyside surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon key assumptions like no significant problems.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.



Further Merseyside assumptions, like problematic roads and access, are made as well as any significant local environmental issues like local mining issues, also being considered.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the period property I am planning to move into I saw that there is an unsafe electrical system - does a the surveyor report on electrical defects?

When conducting a Merseyside Home Buyers Survey your RICS surveyor will typically report on the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory condition. This will include a general view of the accessible parts of the wiring and other concerns such as examining the category of electrical fittings in shower rooms or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. Looking at any evidence of the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the building should form part of the Homebuyer report in Merseyside.

The IEE recommend a PIR should be carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out). To get advice on domestic electrical systems - Transformelectrical , 26 William Roberts Av, Liverpool, L32 0UN .

Traditionally built property

What should we think about when buying an old building in Merseyside? What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

The age of a structure can create difficulties for an owner, and Properties showcasing traditional methods can be costly to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of property in a conservation area. Built between 1628 and 1656, The Cottage' 74 Liverpool Road is an example of a traditional house in Birkdale.

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