Home Buyers Survey Liverpool

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What Types of House Survey Do We Offer?


SAM is one of the UK’s largest network of Surveyors with local surveyors throughout England. Our most popular property surveys are HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys and these inspections are completed by local RICS surveyors who have years of experience.

We handle all of the booking so you just need to call us for a quote and then we'll handle all of the access for you.
We offer many types of house survey including:
  • Level 2: HomeBuyers Report
  • Level 3: Building Survey
  • Damp & Timber Survey
  • Load Bearing Wall Survey
  • Chimney Breast Removal Survey
  • Snagging Survey
  • Removal of load bearing wall Survey
  • Property Valuation Survey
  • Probate Valuation Survey
  • Leasehold Valuation Survey
  • Structural Engineer Survey

If you are unsure which house survey to book click here or call us and we’ll advise you.

Not sure whether you need a Level 2: HomeBuyers Report or a Level 3: Building Survey? Find out by clicking here and seeing example reports
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Liverpool HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Liverpool to ensure they deliver a detailed homebuyers report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

Liverpool HomeBuyers Survey

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All of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake for you.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include these, among others; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Liverpool, it is vitally important to book a Home Buyers Survey for your peace of mind.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
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Subsidence Inspection

The surveyor will look for signs of subsidence during the structural survey within the property paying special attention to signs of cracking internally and to the external walls. As a rule, if you can fit the width of a 50p into a crack in a wall, it could be a sign of subsidence. Our surveyors will flag in their reports if they feel you need to instruct a structural engineer to review a crack further.


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Damp Testing

There are numerous reasons why a property can be affected by damp. The Surveyor will take samples in the property using a damp meter and assess the condition of the property to provide a report on whether they feel the property is affected by damp. Further investigations maybe suggested including getting a damp and timber specialist. 


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Identify Infestations

Woodworm, mice, rats and ants are infestations that your don't want in your home. Your surveyor will look for visible signs of mouse droppings, damage to floor boards (when visible) and damage to wiring, carpets or skirting boards


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Asbestos

Prior to its banned use, asbestos was a commonly used building material, particularly as part of cement products, floor tiles and roofing shingles. Asbestos was used for its durability and resistance to heat and is commonly found in artex ceilings, garage roofing and chimney stacks. Your surveyor will confirm if they suspect any materials in the property have asbestos and if so, suggest getting an asbestos surveyor to intrusively taking samples of the asbestos to confirm the type.


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Should any issues be flagged up in the Home Buyers Survey, our surveyor will tell you what you need to do to get more in-depth advice on the extent and seriousness of the issue and what needs to be done to remedy it. 

If you are worried about a crack or cracks or indeed any other defects that you think your property in Liverpool has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might snowball into many thousands of pounds further down the line. As an example of the costs, underpinning a property due to subsidence can be upwards of £10,000.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.

Survey tips for properties in Liverpool


Liverpool is a city in North West Englandin the Merseyside area and has a rich history, particularly as a port.

Liverpool's history means that there are a considerable variety of architectural styles found within the city, ranging from 16th century Tudor buildings to modern-day contemporary architecture. The majority of buildings in the city date from the late-18th century onwards, the period during which the city grew into one of the foremost powers in the British Empire. Any visitor to Liverpool is likely to spot the many Victorian red-brick buildings, particularly in many residential areas near the town centre.

Liverpool grew hugely from the 18th century and its first commercial wet dock was built in 1715. In 1830, Liverpool and Manchester became the first cities to have an intercity rail link.

Its rapid development continued throughout the 19th century and many of the properties in the immediate hinterland of the town centre, such as along Mountpleasant and Parliament Street were built in this period, some of them very large mansions although many have been converted into flats. Similarly large houses can be found along Princes Avenue and Smithdown Road.

Large numbers of council houses and private houses were built in the 1920s and 1930s, in areas like Allerton, Knowsley, Anfield and Everton.

The Blitz hit Liverpool hard and there was much redevelopment and housing reconstruction postwar. However much of this has subsequently been redesigned, particularly in the 21st century – there are many new buildings in areas like the Commercial District, the King's Dock, Mann Island, the Lime Street Gateway, the Baltic Triangle, the RopeWalks, and the Edge Lane Gateway.

New build developments include the large detached houses around Victoria Road, Formby and Golf Road, Freshfield and the apartments in Rumford Place and Picton Road (Wavertree). 

In February 2019,  Homes England announced that £10 million would be given to build 1,500 family homes on Liverpool's Festival Gardens site near the heart of the city.    


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Properties in Liverpool which are built in close proximity to the River Mersey as well as East Float and West Float, in streets such as Duke Street and Tower Road, are in an area where flood warnings and alerts are issued from time to time.

If you are concerned that a property you are looking to buy is in a flood risk area, you should consider getting a flood risk report (click for more details).
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Some properties in Liverpool are located nearby to existing or proposed sites for wind farms or wind turbines.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Edmund Street for example, flagged up that the property was built within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms or turbines.

The location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual and auditory impact.
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Properties in some areas of Liverpool may be affected by environmental constraints.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Edmund Street revealed that the property was within 250m of an area likely to be impacted by environmental constraints. These included World Heritage Sites - Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City.

Areas which have been designated as having environmental or historical importance may impose constraints on property or land developments or alterations.
Merseyside.pngMerseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England and includes the metropolitan boroughs of Sefton, Wirral, Knowsley, St Helens, Birkenhead and the city of Liverpool. Adjacent counties include Lancashire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester. It's divided into 2 parts by the Mersey Estuary, with the Wirral on the west side of the estuary and rest on the east side. Linking the two sides are two Mersey Tunnels, the Mersey Ferry and the Mersey Railway.

There are two main motorways passing through the region; the M62, which connects Merseyside to various conurbations on an east-west axis, including Manchester, Halifax and Leeds, and the M6 which passes to the east of the region. There are number of spur motorways in addition. Merseyside hosts the international John Lennon Airport.

There are 3 universities in the county; the University of Liverpool, a member of the prestigious Russell Group of Universities, the Liverpool John Moores University and Liverpool Hope University.

Merseyside hosts a number of prominent football teams, including Liverpool, Everton and Tranmere Rovers.

Liverpool city has many attractions including the Cavern Club, the Albert Dock for art, the Anglican Cathedral, the Catholic Cathedral (known locally as the Wigwam because of its shape), Pier Head and the Mersey Tunnels. Knowsley has a Safari Park. St Helens has its excellent World of Glass Museum – it has very strong associations with Pilkington's glass works. Sefton is the host of Aintree Racecourse, where the yearly Grand National horse race is run and Wirral hosts Port Sunlight and Wirral Country Park. 

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Liverpool Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Liverpool City Council at 24 Hatton Garden, Liverpool L3 2AA, telephone 0151 233 3000, or you can check for the most recently stored planning applications online here:


Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension.

RICS Find a surveyor in Liverpool

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Ellesmere Port, Runcorn, Widnes, Warrington, Formby, Stondon Massey and Southport.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Liverpool. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our RICS surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing surveys on properties in Liverpool we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.

You can see some of our expert surveyors by clicking here - 


Recently completed Home Buyers Survey in Liverpool:


  • Unit G06, X1 the edge, London road, Liverpool, L3 8JN
  • 19 Wellfield Road, Liverpool, L9 0AT
  • 68 Vandyke St, Liverpool, L8 0RS
  • 44 Langton Road, Liverpool, L15 2HT
  • 175 Dunbabin Rd, Liverpool L16 7QQ

 

How long does a RICS Building Survey take?

RICS Surveyors often only have one or two inspections a day to ensure they allocate adequate time to assess a property for its defects and issues.

On average our surveyors will spend two to three hours on a standard sized home to complete the full Level 3 RICS Building Survey, however, this can vary for a number of reasons.

It may be that there has been major works done to the property or a major defect is discovered and requires further investigation or access to all areas of the property is not immediately available. This is why our surveyors do not operate with time constraints – they stay on site as long as they need to complete the full inspection.