Home Buyers Survey Widnes

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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 Widnes.

Top tips for a Widnes Home Buyers Survey

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.

Listed Building Survey Widnes

We have local RICS Listed Building 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

We have completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building 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

Building Survey Widnes Planning

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 the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey 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 work with specialist 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 building 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 - 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.

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