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Surveyor in Liverpool

RICS Surveyors Liverpool: HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys, Valuations

Ready to make your Liverpool homeownership dream a reality? Start with a smart investment – a comprehensive home survey from Camsure, recognised as the UK's Best Surveyors for 2024 by Compare My Move.

This prestigious award highlights our dedication to exceptional, RICS-accredited service. Camsure Home Surveys offers a full range of surveying options to support your Liverpool property search. Learn more about our Homebuyer Surveys, Building Surveys and RICS Valuations further down this page.

Our team of RICS surveyors have decades of experience and an excellent understanding of the unique Liverpool housing market. We've helped countless buyers make informed decisions and avoid costly surprises.

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With Camsure, you gain more than just a survey – you invest in a smooth, stress-free Liverpool home buying journey. Contact your local Liverpool surveyor

Expert Surveyors in Liverpool - Home Buyer Reports, Building Surveys, Valuations

We know that buying in Liverpool isn't just about a property; it's about embracing this city's vibrant energy and finding your place in it. That's why we combine decades of surveying expertise with a genuine understanding of the city's diverse neighbourhoods and housing market.

Expect in-depth reports explained in plain English, honest answers to your questions and a team dedicated to helping you make the right property decision.

What We Offer

  • RICS Home Buyer Reports (Level 2): Uncover essential details about the property's condition. Make informed decisions before you buy.
  • Building Surveys (Level 3): In-depth assessments ideal for older, larger or unusual properties. Get a thorough understanding of potential issues and future costs.
  • RICS Valuations: Know the true market value of your property with a lender-trusted appraisal.

Why Put Your Trust in Camsure Home Surveys for Your Liverpool Property?

All our surveyors are RICS-accredited, signifying their commitment to the highest professional standards. This means you get experts with a deep understanding of Liverpool's property market and the city's varied housing stock. Their insights and experience culminate in detailed, reliable reports you can trust.

Choose Camsure and gain the peace of mind that comes from working with trusted advisors who know Liverpool inside and out.

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How much does a Home Survey Cost In Liverpool?

Survey prices in Liverpool typically range from £350 to £1375.

Several factors influence the final cost:

Property size: Larger homes naturally require more time to survey thoroughly.

Property condition: Older properties may necessitate a more detailed assessment.

Survey type: Select the level of detail that best suits your requirements.

We're ready to help! Contact us today to discuss your property and receive expert advice on the ideal survey solution for your needs.

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Camsure's Liverpool Surveyors

Simon. Our surveyor in Liverpool.

Meet Simon - Your Liverpool Surveyor

Simon has over two decades of expertise in the residential property sector, having held roles as both Director and Residential Valuer. His profound understanding of the local housing scene is unmatched.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Simon channels his energy into fitness, exploring the picturesque countryside when he's not busy with work.

With two teenage daughters, he's attuned to the dynamics of contemporary family life and the latest smartphone trends.

When it comes to client services, Simon's approach is centred on your needs. Leveraging his extensive industry knowledge, he offers timely, precise surveys free from convoluted terminology. His goal is to equip you with the clarity required to navigate the Liverpool property market with confidence.

"Having dealt with thousands of residential transactions, I can empathise with the stress involved and understand clients requirements to have  survey reports carried out promptly, efficiently with clarity and attention detail, without the need for too much technical jargon."

Simon - Liverpool Surveyor, Camsure Home Surveys 2024

Simon was very pleasant.

Simon was very pleasant. He answered all my questions and shared my report promptly.

Akua, Trustpilot
Jason. Our Liverpool surveyor

Meet Jason

Jason is a dedicated surveyor driven by his passion for his work and his meticulous nature.

He finds joy in spending time with his wife and 13-year-old daughter, indulging in restaurant visits and watching their favourite football team play at the Etihad Stadium.

"My energy and passion to do the very best job I can possibly do for my client."

Jason - Liverpool Surveyor, Camsure Home Surveys 2024

Professional and friendly service

Jason called when he arrived at the property and called after completing the survey. He explained how the report was structured and told us of the key findings before reading the report. He was very helpful with any questions we had.

Holly, Trustpilot

Case Study: Advanced Steel Corrosion in a Liverpool Home

The Problem:

During a routine home survey of a semi-detached property in Liverpool, Camsure's local surveyor discovered extensive corrosion compromising the steel support beams of a raised patio. The corrosion appeared to be the result of prolonged exposure to moisture, likely exacerbated by the region's damp climate.

Assessment:

Our surveyor recognised the potential structural implications of the advanced corrosion. Steel beams are a vital support element and their weakening could lead to instability or even collapse of the patio structure.

Recommendation:

Given the potential severity of the situation, our surveyor advised his client that consultation with a qualified structural engineer was immediately necessary. The structural engineer would conduct a thorough assessment and determine the following:

Extent of Damage: The engineer will carefully evaluate the beams to ascertain the full scope of the corrosion and whether the structural integrity of the patio has already been compromised.

Root Cause: Identification of the source of the persistent moisture (e.g. poor drainage, damaged flashing, inadequate waterproofing) is vital to prevent future recurrence.

Remediation: Depending on the assessment, the engineer will likely recommend a course of action which could include:

  • Localised repair or replacement of affected steel components
  • Addressing underlying moisture issues to prevent further corrosion
  • Potential reinforcement of the patio structure
  • Regular monitoring and maintenance

Implications:

This case study from Liverpool highlights several important points for homeowners and property buyers:

  • The Dangers of Corrosion: Steel, while a robust building material, is not immune to damage, especially in moist environments. Left unchecked, corrosion can have severe and costly consequences.
  • Importance of Regular Inspections: Proactive inspections by qualified surveyors can uncover issues like corrosion before they become major problems.
  • Value of Expertise: When significant structural concerns arise, consulting a structural engineer ensures the safety of the structure and provides the most effective remediation plan.
  • Precaution for Property Owners: Homeowners, particularly in areas with a damp climate like Liverpool, should be proactive about the maintenance of any external structures with steel components. This includes regular visual inspections for signs of rust, ensuring adequate drainage and addressing any potential sources of moisture.
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Choosing the Right Home Survey

Our skilled surveyors provide various survey choices to match your requirements and the kind of property you're considering. Take a look at our thorough descriptions below to discover the ideal survey.

RICS Homebuyers Survey Report Liverpool,

RICS Homebuyers Survey Report

Our qualified RICS surveyor, located in Liverpool, is prepared to carry out a detailed HomeBuyer Report tailored for properties in good condition constructed after 1930.

Using a simple "traffic light" system, the report highlights the current condition and structural integrity of the property. In addition to the physical evaluation, the report offers useful insights into legal matters. It pinpoints urgent issues needing immediate attention, proposes potential solutions for defects affecting the property's worth and gives advice on future upkeep.

For a modest extra charge, we also offer a market valuation service for your property. This thorough report goes beyond the essentials, considering environmental factors like flood risks, proximity to mining or landfill sites, soil types and the presence of radon gas. Furthermore, it assesses the potential impact of major infrastructure projects, such as the HS2 rail line, on your property's value.

RICS Building Survey

This detailed check goes further than the HomeBuyer Report, giving a deeper look into the condition of the property and offering useful extra guidance.

For a modest extra cost, you can opt for a property valuation assessment, which gives tailored suggestions on dealing with any problems, repairs or upkeep needs.

The aim of this thorough report is to help you make informed choices about the property's condition and get ready for future maintenance work.

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Independent Valuation Report Liverpool

Independent Valuation Report

Our impartial assessment looks to determine the market worth of your property and may pinpoint areas requiring further examination.

For Help to Buy applications, our specially qualified RICS-registered surveyor will evaluate your home's value, crucial for working out your financial commitment.

Please be aware that this valuation remains valid for three months.

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I’m super happy

The survey was thorough and the hyperlinked images really made it easier to understand. The phone call after was super informative to give me the info I requested, which wouldn’t have been in the report, due to the nature. I’m super happy overall and I can compare this experience to others in the future.

Mike, Trustpilot

Frequently Asked Questions

It depends on the complexity of your property.

Most RICS surveys are completed in 2-24 hours, with larger or more complex properties potentially requiring longer.

Talk to your chosen surveyor directly to confirm the expected timeframe for both the inspection and the report delivery.

Buying a home:

Get a survey after your offer is accepted: This demonstrates your seriousness and streamlines the process.

Selling your home:

Consider a pre-sale survey: Identify potential issues that could delay or even stall your sale.

Concerned about repairs?

Invest in a Level 2 survey: Gain valuable insights and plan for necessary repairs before they escalate.

  • The responsibility of paying for the survey depends on the location:
    • England, Wales, & Northern Ireland: Buyer pays. However, sellers can also choose to get one.
    • Scotland: Seller is required to provide a Home Report for potential buyers to view.

The time between your survey and buying the house varies based on the findings.

If there are no major issues: the process can continue smoothly as planned.

If significant problems are discovered, you might consider:

  • Negotiating a lower price with the seller.
  • Requesting repairs from the seller before completing the purchase.
  • Withdrawing from the sale altogether.

These steps may involve additional inspections from other specialists, which can extend the timeline.

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, surveys are optional, but highly recommended. They can give buyers confidence and prevent unforeseen problems later.

In Scotland, getting a survey is a must before you can even list your property.

RICS Surveyors in Liverpool

Liverpool's Property Market - A Snapshot

Liverpool's city centre and surrounding neighbourhoods have undergone massive changes over the past decade. This trend is set to continue, with projects like the £5.5bn Liverpool Waters Masterplan promising 23,000 new homes along the city's dockside.

Older homes in Liverpool have also been strong performers in recent years. The Liverpool City Council, recognising the need for more homes, has created its own housing company called Foundations. Their goal is to build, buy or own 10,000 homes in the city within the next ten years.

Here's a breakdown of the average prices for different property types in Liverpool:

Property Type Average Price (£) Percentage of Sales
Terraced Properties £156,287  
Semi-detached Properties £235,000 Most sales
Flats £137,883  

Property prices in Liverpool declined slightly (1%) in the past year compared to the previous year, but are still higher (2%) than the highest price point recorded in 2021.

Source: RightMove April 2024

Major Housing Developments in Liverpool

St Helens' Development
Affordable housing provider Torus has recently received 45 new homes across two developments in St Helens, representing a total investment of £6.6 million.Constructed by Torus's own construction arm, HMS, these developments mark a significant contribution to the Liverpool city region's housing landscape, with a total of 251 homes delivered by HMS for Torus in 2024 so far. Collaborating with Homes England and St Helens Council, Torus has transformed the Grange Park site in Thatto Heath, investing £4.9 million to regenerate the area and deliver 30 new homes. Additionally, Railway Court, formerly the site of the Railway Inn, has been completely redeveloped with an investment of £1.7 million, resulting in 15 new apartments in Earlestown.

The Keel
The Keel, a build-to-rent development managed by Allsop, is currently riding high! Situated in Queen's Dock, it offers 240 apartments with River Mersey views. Residents enjoy an onsite concierge, private gym, pet-friendly policies and easy access to various transport links.

The James Liverpool
The James caters to modern living with spaces for relaxation and social connection. Fully furnished studios have access to shared communal spaces, a gym, laundry, high-speed internet, an outdoor terrace and an active social calendar.

The Lexington
The Lexington, situated on the iconic Princes Dock, offers 325 stylish rental apartments ranging from studios to luxurious three-bed penthouses. Renters enjoy a New York-inspired, art deco interior design, no deposits and a pet-friendly environment. Onsite amenities include superfast WiFi, Samsung 50" Smart TVs, two viewing platforms, a terrace, a resident-only gym, a sky lounge, a private dining room and a cinema room. The MyModa app simplifies apartment life with easy rent payments, community event booking and even neighbour chats.

The Cargo Building
This build-to-rent development in the Baltic Triangle offers one, two and three-bedroom apartments facing Albert Dock. Residents enjoy free broadband, a lounge, gym, onsite management, underground parking, 24-hour security and it's pet friendly too.

Apo Liverpool
Apo Liverpool (formerly known as The Copper House) is a dockside landmark with 382 premium rental apartments. Residents enjoy shared spaces from the entrance courtyard and lounge to a fully equipped gym and a 16th-floor garden with stunning Liverpool skyline views.

The Old Baths, Garston
Work is progressing on a new development in Garston Village. 74 apartments and six retail units will be built across three separate blocks on the site of the historic Garston Public Baths. The homes are due to be completed in Autumn 2025.

What's it like living in Liverpool ?

Liverpool is a city on the rise, brimming with history, architectural beauty and a modern pulse. Whether you're a young professional seeking a trendy city-centre flat or a family looking for a Victorian terrace, Liverpool's property market offers something to suit every lifestyle and budget. Plus, with its strong economic growth, there's exciting potential for your investment to flourish alongside the city.

While the home-buying process can be exciting, it's equally important to understand the practicalities specific to the Liverpool market. This guide will help you navigate your property search and find your dream home.

Why Buy a Home in Liverpool?

Diverse Property Market: Liverpool caters to various tastes and budgets, from trendy city-centre apartments to spacious suburban family homes.
Affordability: Liverpool offers a more attainable property market compared to other major UK cities. You get more for your money here.
Community Spirit: Liverpudlians (Scousers) are known for their friendly and welcoming nature, creating a strong sense of community throughout the city.
Culture and Entertainment: From Beatles history to Premier League football, from renowned museums to independent galleries, Liverpool is bursting with things to do.

Getting Around Liverpool

Liverpool has you covered for getting around, whether you prefer public transport or your own wheels.

Trains, Buses and Ferries: Merseyrail offers a wide train network connecting you within the city and to the rest of Merseyside. Buses run regularly, including express and night services, making it easy to reach any destination. And for something special, the iconic Mersey Ferries provide a scenic way to cross the river and enjoy those waterfront views!

Driving and Parking: If you prefer to drive, Liverpool's got parking options and navigation isn't too tricky. Just remember, rush hour traffic can get busy.  Owning a car comes with the usual costs – taxes, insurance, fuel – but major roads like the M62 conveniently link Liverpool to other cities.  Don't forget to update your address with the DVLA once you've settled into your new home.

Cycling and Walking: Liverpool's a great city for cyclists and walkers. Dedicated cycle lanes like the Loop Line and the Otterspool Promenade offer safe and enjoyable routes. Bike rental schemes exist if you don't own one. And with well-maintained pavements, even walking around, especially in the city centre and along the waterfront, is a breeze!

Potential Downsides of Liverpool Living

Like any city, Liverpool has its pros and cons. Let's be upfront about the challenges, so you can decide if it's the right move for you:

Crime Rates in Liverpool

Here's a summary of the Liverpool crime rate:

Where is the best place to live in Liverpool?

Here are some popular choices for Liverpool homebuyers:

Prices Dock: Luxury riverside living with stunning views. Ideal for professionals who want to be within walking distance of the city centre and waterfront attractions.
Mossley Hill: Attractive streets lined with Victorian and Edwardian houses. This safe, family-friendly area has excellent schools and proximity to Sefton Park.
Childwall: Appealing for its strong community feel, spacious homes and excellent amenities. A top choice for those seeking a quiet suburban lifestyle.

Additional Picks for Homebuyers

The Georgian Quarter: Architectural elegance and central location.
Lark Lane: A boho haven with independent shops, cafes and a diverse housing mix.
Aigburth: Offers a village-like atmosphere with good transport links to the city centre.

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Liverpool's Green Belt: Implications for Homebuyers

Liverpool, as a major city, is part of a wider green belt region. Here's what this means for potential homebuyers:

Additional Considerations:

Overall, Liverpool's green belt aims to strike a balance between growth and preservation of the surrounding countryside. As a homebuyer, be prepared for a potentially competitive market depending on your desired property type.

Liverpool's Residential Architecture

Liverpool offers a diverse range of housing styles:

Protect Your Investment: The Value of a Local Surveyor
A local surveyor, like those at Camsure, is an important investment in your Liverpool home purchase. Their specialised knowledge offers several advantages:

Start your property search in Liverpool with the right tools and information! Book your home survey today.

Contact Camsure Home Surveys Liverpool

Buying, renovating, or selling a property can feel overwhelming. That's where we come in. As RICS surveyors in Liverpool, we're known for our friendly expertise. Let us help guide you through your property project and give you peace of mind.

Request your free quote today, call our central booking team on 01223 862808 or contact our local branch.

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