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Valuation
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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 St Helens

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a property made of standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Helens

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in St Helens) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example wychert houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Helens

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in St Helens and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the St Helens property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the St Helens property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a St Helens Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a St Helens property will include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. When calculating an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will use in depth understanding of the St Helens market as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: state of repair.

The surveyor will also consider construction methods and make certain other assumptions like there being no significant defects.

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

Additional local St Helens area assumptions like services, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like nearby railway tracks, which will also be factored in.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there may be a danger of asbestos insulation situated in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials e.g. sprayed on coatings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in sealant for example. Technically all forms (including white) are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

If discovered, one must be careful however, not to disturb it. Professional advice should be sought urgently. You should never endeavour to disturb it yourself. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos during the survey. Your surveyor will mention suspected asbestos during the survey and should suggest further investigation.

Stone block wall damage

Will a home with stone walls create upkeep problems? Which related issues should we consider, and what will the survey reveal?

From Farmington Stone to Monks Park Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

For more information, speak to a St Helens specialist, such as Regency House Fire Places, 108-110 Parr Stocks Rd, St. Helens, WA9 1NZ (Phone: 01744 20772).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in St Helens and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the St Helens property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the St Helens property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a St Helens Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a St Helens property will include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. When calculating an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will use in depth understanding of the St Helens market as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: state of repair.

The surveyor will also consider construction methods and make certain other assumptions like there being no significant defects.

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

Additional local St Helens area assumptions like services, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like nearby railway tracks, which will also be factored in.



Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there may be a danger of asbestos insulation situated in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials e.g. sprayed on coatings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in sealant for example. Technically all forms (including white) are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

If discovered, one must be careful however, not to disturb it. Professional advice should be sought urgently. You should never endeavour to disturb it yourself. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos during the survey. Your surveyor will mention suspected asbestos during the survey and should suggest further investigation.

Stone block wall damage

Will a home with stone walls create upkeep problems? Which related issues should we consider, and what will the survey reveal?

From Farmington Stone to Monks Park Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

For more information, speak to a St Helens specialist, such as Regency House Fire Places, 108-110 Parr Stocks Rd, St. Helens, WA9 1NZ (Phone: 01744 20772).

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