Surveys and Valuations

Building Surveys in Liverpool, Manchester and Preston

A survey carried out by a qualified Chartered Surveyor will provide you with the advice you need to make an informed decision about whether to proceed with the purchase of your prospective new property.

There are three levels of service that make up a Home Survey. Depending on what type of home you're buying, you'll need one of these surveys.

Condition Report - The Condition Report gives you clear 'traffic light' ratings showing the condition of the property, advice for your legal advisors and details of urgent defects.. Usually aimed at newer properties. This is a Level One survey.

Home Buyer Report - Includes all the features of a Condition Report, and can includes an opinion on the value of the property and insurance rebuild costs. It will also include advice on the defects that may affect the value of the property, and also recommends necessary repairs and ongoing maintenance advice. Usually aimed at properties less than 40 years old. This is a Level Two survey.

Full Building Survey Report - This survey gives you a comprehensive structural report tailored to suit your property, highlighting defects, repairs and maintenance options. Essential for larger or older properties or if you're planning major works. This is the most comprehensive survey. You are always best getting a full building survey if you are in any doubt as to which survey to get. A full building survey does not include an opinion on the value of the property but this can be provided if requested. Recommended on properties older than 40+ years. This is a Level Three survey.

A full building survey will help you to build a complete picture about what you are buying. We always recommend having a full Building Survey carried out for your complete peace of mind.

Other surveys include:-

  • Schedule of Condition - A Schedule of Condition record's the condition of a property at a particular time and is supported by photographs and drawings if available. It should be prepared prior to the commencement of a lease so as to limit the liabilities of an incoming tenant or construction works to avoid disputes during or at the end of the contract.
  • Reinstatement Cost Assessment for Insurance Purposes - Reinstatement Cost Assessments are prepared to advise on the anticipated cost of demolishing and rebuilding a property in the event of damage by an insured risk. This reinstatement cost assessment has no direct relationship to the market value of the property.

Call Us On:

Liverpool Office: 0151 245 0157
Manchester Office: 0161 341 0624
Preston Office: 01704 565 327