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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 Seaforth

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a property constructed from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Seaforth

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Seaforth) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard , for example architecturally unusual or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Seaforth

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Seaforth and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Seaforth property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Seaforth property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Seaforth Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted cracks across the render on the outside walls, is this subsidence? What possible solutions are to available to fix this?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. In some older houses cracks may be visible in the Summer months , and in Winter these will close when the materials absorb water.

Subsidence-related cracks are on average wider at the top than at the bottom. In severe weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. 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. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about if buying a home next to a landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms including inert rubbish. No one ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Risks include complex organic chemicals. Potential health problems for example birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Seaforth will examine structural problems linked to the site. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as Sefton Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the unmodernised property we are possibly going to lease it looked like there is an old fuse board ; will a Homebuyer Report in Seaforth go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

During a Home Survey in Seaforth a qualified surveyor should usually make a note on the state of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsafe condition.

This should include a non invasive inspection of the open sections of the wiring on top of things like whether there is an off-peak /on-peak supply. A check for the documentation from the most recent PIR handled by an electrician should be part of the survey.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by an electrician on the building should usually be part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise a periodic test is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting). For expert nearby guidance from a certified electrician try Arc Electrical Contractors , 181 Rawson Rd, Liverpool, L21 1HL .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Seaforth and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Seaforth property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Seaforth property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Seaforth Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted cracks across the render on the outside walls, is this subsidence? What possible solutions are to available to fix this?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. In some older houses cracks may be visible in the Summer months , and in Winter these will close when the materials absorb water.

Subsidence-related cracks are on average wider at the top than at the bottom. In severe weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. 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. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.



Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about if buying a home next to a landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms including inert rubbish. No one ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Risks include complex organic chemicals. Potential health problems for example birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Seaforth will examine structural problems linked to the site. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as Sefton Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the unmodernised property we are possibly going to lease it looked like there is an old fuse board ; will a Homebuyer Report in Seaforth go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

During a Home Survey in Seaforth a qualified surveyor should usually make a note on the state of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsafe condition.

This should include a non invasive inspection of the open sections of the wiring on top of things like whether there is an off-peak /on-peak supply. A check for the documentation from the most recent PIR handled by an electrician should be part of the survey.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by an electrician on the building should usually be part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise a periodic test is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting). For expert nearby guidance from a certified electrician try Arc Electrical Contractors , 181 Rawson Rd, Liverpool, L21 1HL .

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