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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Wallasey

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property made of standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wallasey

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Wallasey) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this survey for non standard e.g. thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wallasey

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Wallasey and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Wallasey property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Wallasey property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Wallasey House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect does rain have on a property?

As a frequent surveyor of local property, I find it strange that the impact rainfall can have on a house is ignored. For example, rotten wooden gutters strongly suggest that the drainage are blocked. This can lead to rising damp.

Whether buying in Wallasey or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair fairly cheaply. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have been told that Wallasey houses built on clay soil can experience problems. Can we expect the Wallasey Home Buyers Survey to mention this, and what defects will be reported on?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a house, with soil compaction or compression and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Wallasey house's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. A Wallasey surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a house near to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: inert rubbish disposal. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Concerns might include complex organic chemicals. Health issues for example abdominal wall problems have been linked to landfill sites .

Wallasey surveyors will flag up any structural issues linked to the site. Your solicitor will commission conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency databases and Wirral Local Authority and advise you .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Wallasey and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Wallasey property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Wallasey property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Wallasey House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect does rain have on a property?

As a frequent surveyor of local property, I find it strange that the impact rainfall can have on a house is ignored. For example, rotten wooden gutters strongly suggest that the drainage are blocked. This can lead to rising damp.

Whether buying in Wallasey or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair fairly cheaply. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have been told that Wallasey houses built on clay soil can experience problems. Can we expect the Wallasey Home Buyers Survey to mention this, and what defects will be reported on?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a house, with soil compaction or compression and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Wallasey house's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. A Wallasey surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a house near to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: inert rubbish disposal. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Concerns might include complex organic chemicals. Health issues for example abdominal wall problems have been linked to landfill sites .

Wallasey surveyors will flag up any structural issues linked to the site. Your solicitor will commission conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency databases and Wirral Local Authority and advise you .

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