Home Buyers Survey Chester

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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 in a Home Buyers Survey in Chester.

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Chester's architecture has excellent diversity. Alongside the fairly commonplace housing developments built this century and in the 20th century, there are many examples of fine building going back to the Roman era.

Chester's Victorian town hall was opened in 1869 and is an example of the Gothic Revival style. The cathedral was formerly the church of St Werburgh's Abbey and it dates back to the Norman era, with additions made most centuries since. The oldest church in the city is St John's, which is outside the city walls. Much of the interior is in Norman style and this is considered to be the best example of 11th–12th-century church architecture in Cheshire.

The most important Roman era feature is the amphitheatre just outside the walls. An original hypocaust system discovered in the 1720s can be seen in the basement of the (current) Spudulike restaurant at 39 Bridge Street.

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Some parts of Cheshire have been licensed for the exploration of oil and gas. This activity can be detrimental to your present or future enjoyment of a property you're thinking of buying in the area and can lower any future selling price.

If you're a mortgage buyer, getting some conveyancing searches is mandatory and often it may be recommended to you to purchase additional searches and your lender might even insist on you doing this as a condition of granting you a home loan.

One of our recent clients, who was considering buying a property in Church Lane, Stoak, Chester, CH2 4HP, was advised to purchase an Energy and Infrastructure Report, which is an additional search. This search reported that the property was sited within 4km of an area licensed by the Oil and Gas Authority(OGA) for the exploration of oil and gas.

The report stated that the presence of a licence did not mean that the exploration would definitely happen but gave the name of the operator concerned and advised contact with Cheshire West and Chester Council to find out more details.

It should therefore be clear how important this information is: you might discover that there are no definite plans for future exploration of this type however given the impact such exploration could have, you, your solicitor and your lender would certainly want to know more about the matter.
Whether you're a cash or mortgage buyer, if you're thinking of purchasing a property in Chester, the detail to be found within a Local Authority Search is particularly important in assisting your conveyancing solicitor's work, which is all about ensuring that you know as much about the property in question before you commit to buying it.

A client in this position recently bought this search for a property in Sherlock Lane, Wallasey, CH44 5TF and it revealed that the property was within a Local Authority area where there was a project, as part of the Wirral Waters Regeneration Project, which had proposals for a light rail system known as “Wirral Streetcar.”

The building of such infrastructure could impact a buyer's enjoyment of their property during the construction phase although in the longer term the completed project could cause a rise in nearby house prices. Either way, any skilful conveyancing solicitor would do further research into the proposed project to gauge the likelihood of it going ahead in order to advise you.
Parish church claims on parishioners for chancel repair, where these occur, can be fairly costly, with individual households possibly being legally required to pay £1,000s.

Buying a chancel repair indemnity insurance policy for a property you're looking to buy Chester's locale is an easy and efficient way of protecting yourself against this possible eventuality and among many others, one such policy was taken out for a property in Dovedale Road, Wirral, Cheshire CH47 3AN. This policy generally costs around £20 to buy and normally covers the policy holder for claims to the limit of £1 million.

Listed Building Survey Chester

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

We have completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Upper Northgate Street, Chester CH1 4EE
  • 8 Newall Close, Chester CH3 9PP
  • 12 Centenary Close, Chester CH4 0FY
  • Cambridge Avenue, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 2LL
  • Linwood, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 3FT

Building Survey Chester Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Cheshire West and Chester Council at 58 Nicholas St, Chester CH1 2NP, telephone 0300 123 8123, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Chester

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Macclesfield, Liverpool, Warrington, Stoke-on-Trent, Widnes, St Helens and Stockport.

We work with specialist RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Chester. 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 building surveys on properties in Chester we'll be able to give you the detailed Chester HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.



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 Chester 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.

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Level 2 HomeBuyer Report with a Valuation

A HomeBuyer Report, also known as a Home Buyers Survey, is generally suitable for:

  • Bungalows
  • Flats
  • Standard construction houses

The majority of Chester's leasehold flats require only a RICS HomeBuyer Report but for any Victorian conversions, a Building Survey may well be required.