Looking for a surveyor in Liverpool? We’ve helped numerous homebuyers find a residential surveyor in the city over the last year.
When it comes to residential property, Liverpool has an eclectic mix of modern homes, new builds and flats, alongside older, historical homes such as Victorian terraced housing and Georgian townhouses. These older homes, in particular, will require a more thorough building survey, which can be arranged through our surveying partners. Newer homes are suited to a level 2 homebuyer survey, which can give a general overview of the home.
We can connect you with up to 5 of Liverpool’s best property surveyors, all of whom are verified by our dedicated business team before joining us as a partner.
Mason Wright Associates
245 Woolton Road, Liverpool, L16 8NA
Mason Wright Associates are a reliable and trusted RICS chartered surveyor. We are proud to offer a RICS Home Survey Level 2 and RICS Home Survey Level 2.
28 St. Andrews Road, Liverpool, L23 8UB
With over 30 years of experience in the profession, BPC Surveyors has a wealth of knowledge and experience in building surveying.
Danu Commercial Management Consultancy Ltd
Liscard Business Centre, 212 Liscard Road, Wallasey, CH44 5TN
Danu Commercial Management Consultancy Ltd are a company of Chartered Surveyors with over 20 years of experience in residential surveying services, specialising in RICS Home Survey Level 2 and 3.
"Very professional, affordable and quick "
20 Maregreen Road, Liverpool, L4 1AA
AMS Surveyors are a local independent professional removals firm operating across the Liverpool area.
"Highly recommended! Very good communication! Value for money and straight forward. We were looking for a quick survey and Andrea had quickest availability and best price. the report was done very quickly and she was very happy to answer some questions for us afterwards. Would definitely keep her contact for future use!!"
Survey Pad Building Surveyors Limited
City Tower, 13th Floor, Manchester, M1 4BT
Based in the North West, Survey Pad Building Surveyors Ltd is a firm of property surveyors covering the areas of Blackburn, Bolton, Chester, Crewe, Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, Preston, Stockport, Warrington and Wigan.
"They were able to provide me with a comprehensive report that highlighted remedial work required that enabled me to get a lower asking price"
Houzecheck Ltd, 42-44 Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1JJ
HouzeCheck are a RICS surveyor offering their expert surveying services across London. We are proud to offer a RICS Home Survey Level 2, RICS Home Survey Level 3 and a Valuation Report.
"Houzecheck were quick and efficient and competitively priced. Piers the surveyor called me on the day of the survey and explained the report which arrived the day after. Thank you! "
Countrywide Surveying Services
Title Absolute Ltd, Broadhurst House, Manchester, M1 6EU
With over 450 in-house RICS qualified surveyors, Countrywide Surveying Services operates one of the largest, most trusted property surveying and valuation practices in the UK.
"First class, prompt and thorough report"
Curran & Co Surveyors Ltd
The Oaks 3, Village Road, Wirral, CH48 3JN
Curran & Co Surveyors Ltd are a small, family-run firm of Building Surveyors based in Merseyside, covering the Liverpool and Chester areas.
"Sheryl was absolutely faultless. No stone was left unturned and and she was 100% worth the money. Sheryl took the time out to arrange a follow up call with me after the survey to break it down to make it simple and easy! I would recommend Curran and Co to anyone!"
Professional Surveyors Ltd
15 Hawthorn Way, Penyffordd, Chester, CH4 0FZ
Professional Surveyors Ltd is committed to delivering high standards, especially when it comes to residential surveying. You can trust our team of experts to be professional, timely, efficient and to ensure you’re completely satisfied every step of the way.
"I would definitely recommend Professional Surveyers Ltd 100%. Michael contacted me immediately after my initial enquiry and kept in contact at every step letting me know his initial findings and then sending the report within days of him visiting the property. The report was accurate, detailed and easily understood with Michael being just at the end of the phone if I had any questions.A fabulous company and I wish them every success.Would definitely use again."
171 Longridge Drive, Bootle, L30 1RA
AMS Surveys is a RICS regulated Chartered Building Surveying Practice offering our services across Chester, Liverpool, Preston, Warrington and Wigan.
Swift Home Surveys and Valuations Ltd
First Floor suite 1a Rossett Busines Village,, Llyndir Lane,, Rossett,, LL12 0AY
Swift Home Surveys and Valuations Ltd provide efficient, friendly and professional surveying services to help with your house sale or purchase. We offer comprehensive and easy-to-read RICS Valuations and Level 2 Surveys.
"Fantastic! A***** Punctual, friendly and helpful.Report sent to me on the same day!Many thanks"
Compare My Move’s data found that, overall, our users opted for the Homebuyers Survey for their potential property purchase in Liverpool. Despite the age of much of the housing in Liverpool, only 12.82% of users organised a Building Survey on a terraced home.
Building Surveys are strongly recommended for homes over 100 years old and in less than perfect condition. Much of the terraced housing in Liverpool will be of this age or older, with many of these requiring modernisation and repair work.
However, Homebuyers Surveys proved more popular for this type of housing, with 28.21% of users opting for this type of survey for a terraced home. Furthermore, 27.69% of users organised a Homebuyers Survey on semi-detached homes and 9.23% on detached homes. In comparison, 13.85% of Compare My Move customers opted for a Building Survey on a semi-detached property, with just 2.56% doing so for a detached home.
Flats, many of which are more modern structures in the city, showed the least amount of Homebuyers Surveys across the board in Liverpool, with 5.64% of users hiring a surveyor for this type of survey and 3.59% hiring a Building Surveyor.
The City of Liverpool is also home to 2,500 listed buildings and 36 conservation areas protecting 19,000 properties. You will need permission if you plan on carrying out works to properties within a conservation area. According to data from January 2020, ‘existing properties’ proved to be far more popular with homebuyers, with sales totalling 262. In comparison, new build property sales amount to just 22.
A common sight throughout the City of Liverpool and the surrounding areas are Victorian terraced houses. Some of the most notable of these are found in the Welsh Streets of Toxteth. Originally built by Welsh workers to house Welsh migrants, the streets were named after villages and landmarks in Wales. Many of these homes had fallen into disrepair but have since been renovated. Nevertheless, for homes of this age, a Building Survey is highly recommended.
A full Building Survey will give an overview of the condition of the home and highlight any work which is required. The terraced homes and Georgian townhouses of Liverpool will have been modernised and renovated to meet today’s standards and it is essential that you ensure that this work was done correctly and has not damaged the structure or makeup of the property.
For the more modern buildings throughout Liverpool, such as luxury flats and new builds, built to house the increasing population of young professionals, graduates and families, a Homebuyers Survey will suffice.
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A map of UK subsidence hotspots by Geobear has revealed that large areas of Liverpool are at risk of subsidence, including both the city centre and the surrounding areas. Subsidence occurs when the ground beneath a property becomes unstable, either due to natural subsidence, such as topography or weather or by non-natural subsidence such as industry.
As one of the key cities during the Industrial Revolution, industry over the years will have had an impact on the land in Liverpool. Liverpool has the fastest-growing city centre, with the population increasing 181% between 2002 and 2015 according to data from the Office of National Statistics. With many of the city's buildings in such close proximity and an increase in development and population, the foundations of the city centre are being put under increasing pressure.
There are, however, no active mines in the City of Liverpool, so it will be unlikely that your surveyor will suggest organising a mining report on your future home. Furthermore, there is a low risk of properties being built on clay soil, which can also result in subsidence and damage to property.
Nevertheless, a surveyor will be able to tell you if subsidence is an issue for the property you are looking to purchase, in addition to any subsidence which has taken place in the past and the impact it had on the home. Proceeding with a property purchase without analysis of the risk of subsidence could potentially result in costly repairs further down the line.
A high-density urban area such as Liverpool, with residential, commercial and development spaces in close proximity, not to mention a large and busy port, has meant that Japanese Knotweed has become a significant issue in the city. A heatmap of Japanese Knotweed infestations across the UK created by Environet shows that there is a large presence of the plant in the city and neighbouring areas.
Japanese Knotweed, otherwise known as Fallopia Japonica, was originally brought to Kew Gardens in London as an ornamental plant and was initially loved by plant enthusiasts. Once the plant was sold commercially across the UK, however, it became clear just how destructive it could be to both land and property.
Today, Japanese Knotweed costs the UK around £150 million a year to treat and can reduce the value of a property by 10%. As a result, many lenders can and will refuse a mortgage for a home with an infestation. For this reason alone, hiring a surveyor to identify any trace of the plant on the land and neighbouring grounds is an essential part of the house buying process, especially in the Liverpool area.
Your surveyor will be able to identify if Japanese Knotweed is present on the land in which the property you are looking to buy resides. They will also be able to inform you if it is found on neighbouring grounds and whether this could become an issue for you. Japanese Knotweed can be treated, but it is essential that you are aware of the severity of any infestations on the property you want to purchase.
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