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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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 West Kirby

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Kirby

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in West Kirby) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Kirby

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in West Kirby and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the West Kirby property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the West Kirby property's general condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant West Kirby Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a apartment in West Kirby and spotted the driveway surface is broken and uneven. What are the risks, and what subsidence-related defects will my property survey consider?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be fixed. The builder will likely return to a new house within a few months to make good any settlement cracks.

In areas of clay soil, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This dries out and shrinks the clay, pulling on the homes foundations and which causes subsidence. In severe conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Using

large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

House Prices

There is a house in CH48 in West Kirby on with a local agent for £347, 382. What will the West Kirby surveyor consider when valuing house prices in West Kirby ?

There are a great number of factors that might affect the price of property such as any number of structural defects or whether there are any conservation area infringements. It may help to consider house prices registered at the Land Registry for similar houses.

The means house prices recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £338, 682, which is £8, 700 less than the selling price. The house/flat average was £302, 957. 44, Grammar School Lane, Wirral, Wirral, Merseyside, CH48 8BA a detached property sold for £250, 000 .

An sensible way to get an impartial house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service.

The RICS surveyor will always attend the building as well as considering the multiple area items affecting the value of property.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a building close to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. commercial waste. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks might include tars and other hazardous materials .

Surveys in West Kirby will notice structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark databases in addition to Wirral Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in West Kirby and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the West Kirby property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the West Kirby property's general condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant West Kirby Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a apartment in West Kirby and spotted the driveway surface is broken and uneven. What are the risks, and what subsidence-related defects will my property survey consider?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be fixed. The builder will likely return to a new house within a few months to make good any settlement cracks.

In areas of clay soil, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This dries out and shrinks the clay, pulling on the homes foundations and which causes subsidence. In severe conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Using



large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

House Prices

There is a house in CH48 in West Kirby on with a local agent for £347, 382. What will the West Kirby surveyor consider when valuing house prices in West Kirby ?

There are a great number of factors that might affect the price of property such as any number of structural defects or whether there are any conservation area infringements. It may help to consider house prices registered at the Land Registry for similar houses.

The means house prices recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £338, 682, which is £8, 700 less than the selling price. The house/flat average was £302, 957. 44, Grammar School Lane, Wirral, Wirral, Merseyside, CH48 8BA a detached property sold for £250, 000 .

An sensible way to get an impartial house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service.

The RICS surveyor will always attend the building as well as considering the multiple area items affecting the value of property.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a building close to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. commercial waste. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks might include tars and other hazardous materials .

Surveys in West Kirby will notice structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark databases in addition to Wirral Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

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