Home Buyers Survey 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.

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 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

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 employ only expert 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 Chester

Recently 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

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Chester 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 Chester.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to buy your home.

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 the Home Buyers Survey shows up any such problems, our appointed surveyor will explain to you what you should do to get more in-depth information about the type and scope of the matter and what is required to fix it. 

If you are worried about any defects that you think your property in Chester has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might grow to many thousands of pounds as time progresses. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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What does the Building Surveyor bring on site?

The RICS Survey is a defect report and the surveyor has an exhaustive list of checks he is required to carry out as part of his inspection.

He comes armed with a kit box which includes items such as a ladder, binoculars, a key for manhole covers, a damp meter, a camera, a tape measure, a hammer, a compass and various other items to measure, record and facilitate access for his inspection.

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