Home Buyers Survey Widnes

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Widnes architecture predominantly dates only as far back as the Industrial Revolution and particularly the late Victorian era, from when the Spike Island chemical factory was established (1847). Widnes Dock, which arose from the Sankey Canal, was contructed in the 1833 and also pre-empted this expansion in property building.

The majority of housing was built in the 20th century and the red brick of Merseyside in general is easy to see, being used in the building of reasonably standard construction terraced, semi-detached and detached houses.

There are a fair number of new build developments in the area and Help to Buy and shared ownership terms are available for some of these.

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According to the UK Government’s Public Health England, Widnes is in an area where there are raised levels of Radon. Properties within its area, including streets such as Randle Mews and Sayce Street, have a higher chance than average of experiencing ground radon emission.

The maximum radon potential is 1-3%.The percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level. Getting an Environment Search can flag up matters such as these and other important factors.
When you buy a property using a mortgage and therefore have to purchase various conveyancing property searches, these may in turn flag up the need to buy further searches if there are suspicions of a particular issue or issues which might be present.

This was the case for a person recently wishing to buy a property in Tickle Avenue, St. Helens WA9 1RS where both the Environmental Search report and the Local Authority conveyancing search report strongly flagged up a need to investigate the property's area for potential contamination risk. The person therefore bought an Envirosearch Residential professional opinion where the opinion given, happily, was a passed certificate. This was a legally-reliable ruling that the property was unlikely to be built on land designated as contaminated land and therefore it was unlikely that there would be an adverse effect on the security of the property for normal lending purposes.
Some properties in the Widnes area are built in designated smoke control areas.


A recent Local Authority Search report which a prospective buyer bought for a property in Richards Grove, St. Helens, WA9 2DN, revealed that the property was in a smoke control area. Under the terms of Section 20 of the Clean Air Act 1993, smoke emissions from all buildings are prohibited unless an exemption has been made by the Secretary of State under Section 21 of the Act. So the prospective buyer would be aware that open fires and the like are extremely restricted.

CheshireCheshire is a county situated in North West England. Surrounding English counties are Merseyside to the north, Greater Manchester also to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire to the south-east, Shropshire to the south and Wales situated to the west.

The unitary authorities are Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Warrington and Halton. Cheshire County Council was abolished in 2009 which lead to the birth of Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester. The county town is Chester which is a walled city, west of Cheshire near the boarder with Wales.

Cheshire’s notable landmarks include Chester Cathedral, Eaton Hall and Little Moreton Hall which is a manor house with wonky architecture. Prehistorical burial grounds have been found in Cheshire at The Bridestones which is a chambered cairn. Cheshire is also home to many remains of Iron Age hill forts that can be visited today.

Listed Building Surveyors Widnes

We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Widnes. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Widnes

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Widnes Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Halton Borough Council at Municipal Building, Widnes, WA8 7QF, telephone 0303 333 4300, 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.

Home Buyers Survey in and around Widnes

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Runcorn, Warrington, Hale, Tarbock Green, Liverpool, Huyton and Rainhall.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Widnes. 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 Widnes we'll be able to give you the detailed Widnes HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Widnes

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Dorothea Crescent, WA8 3AH
  • Malahide Court, WA8 9SF
  • Stone Cross Drive, WA8 9DL
  • Brookside Cottage, WA5 4BY
  • Old Liverpool Road, WA5 1BT

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Widnes 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.

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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years 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 in a Home Buyers Survey in Widnes.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey is completed by a qualified RICS surveyor and delivers a visual inspection of the property in Widnes and the surrounding garden. The aim of the survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is to identify potential risks or defects that you may not know are there such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

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.

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If your Home Buyers Survey highlights concerns relating to any of these defects your surveyor explains what the issue is in detail and provides a recommendation as to what you should do to further investigate. An example of this is if your surveyor spots signs of damp within the property. Over 5,000 properties a week in the UK have damp proofing laid to combat the issue of rising damp and home buyers fear seeing mould, peeling wall paper and sodden floors as these are all tell-tale signs of rising damp.

If your property is showing these signs and your surveyor notes using their damp monitor that there is damp internally they'll advise you to get a damp specialist to attend the property, confirm the issue advising whether it is rising damp and quote for the costs in repairing with damp proofing.

If you're looking at buying a home in Widnes which is showing signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. The costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If you can identify the problem before you purchase then you can get quotes for fixing it and either share the costs with the seller, or, in worst case examples, choose not to proceed.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Do I get an aerial photograph of my property in the survey?

The HomeBuyer Report and Building Survey both assess the roof of the property by using 'high powered' binoculars from ground level and telescopic camera mounts to identify any possible issues with the roof.

Aerial photographs do not tend to lend any further useful information on a property especially as these can now be obtained from the internet by a general user and it be considered better use of a surveyor's time inspecting the property in person.