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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 Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Southport

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a home built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Southport

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Southport) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this option for unconventional e.g. a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Southport

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Southport and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Southport property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Southport property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Southport Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect said there is a possibility of a white asbestos toilet cistern at the property. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral of several naturally occurring materials. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials e.g. boilers.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good fire retarding properties, it may be found in boiler cupboard. It is mainly found in Canada.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to breathing in a single fibre will not kill you.

If discovered, one must be careful never to disturb it and professional advice must be taken urgently. Getting rid of asbestos will be expensive but must be carried out by professionals. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a Southport HomeBuyer report. Your surveyor will note possible asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect may high levels of rainfall have on a property in Southport? Will the Southport property surveyor report on this? Also, if there is damage, will they be a hassle to fix?

I find it odd that the effect which heavy rain has on a structure is not considered. One indication that gutters are blocked is water pooling below gutters.

Fortunately, this is quite easy to fix if dealt with quickly. If untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Southport. What should we do about roof repairs?

This often causes anxiety for buyers who know how costly roofing work can be. Houses across Southport will suffer damage to the roof. From sheeting to collar beams, the roof structure as a whole will be taken into account. The surveyors in Southport could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as thatching) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A roofing specialist in Southport can provide an estimate.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Southport and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Southport property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Southport property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Southport Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect said there is a possibility of a white asbestos toilet cistern at the property. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous structured mineral of several naturally occurring materials. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials e.g. boilers.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good fire retarding properties, it may be found in boiler cupboard. It is mainly found in Canada.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to breathing in a single fibre will not kill you.



If discovered, one must be careful never to disturb it and professional advice must be taken urgently. Getting rid of asbestos will be expensive but must be carried out by professionals. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a Southport HomeBuyer report. Your surveyor will note possible asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect may high levels of rainfall have on a property in Southport? Will the Southport property surveyor report on this? Also, if there is damage, will they be a hassle to fix?

I find it odd that the effect which heavy rain has on a structure is not considered. One indication that gutters are blocked is water pooling below gutters.

Fortunately, this is quite easy to fix if dealt with quickly. If untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Southport. What should we do about roof repairs?

This often causes anxiety for buyers who know how costly roofing work can be. Houses across Southport will suffer damage to the roof. From sheeting to collar beams, the roof structure as a whole will be taken into account. The surveyors in Southport could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as thatching) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A roofing specialist in Southport can provide an estimate.

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