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Home Buyers Survey in South Croydon

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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a RICS Level 2 Survey

    RICS Level 2 Survey in South Croydon

    The RICS Level 2 Survey is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a RICS Level 3 Survey

    RICS Level 3 Survey in South Croydon

    The RICS Level 3 Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in South Croydon) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Croydon

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

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RICS Level 2 Survey

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey on a property in South Croydon and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a RICS Level 3 Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the South Croydon property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey but it will give a thorough analysis of the South Croydon property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant South Croydon Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor be looking for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) home in South Croydon.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is actually a form of render. Usually it is layered over brick to form a smooth and even finish. The effect is highly beautiful and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency homes. Stucco is often problematic and South Croydon Home Buyers Suveys frequently detail issues for example, when movement of the underlying wall leads to cracks. Other issues may result from the heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Resolving Stucco problems may be difficult as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Window frame

In a South Croydon RICS Level 2 Survey what effect can a an amber light rating have on 'E5 - Windows' ?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. A rusted metal window frame is an example of this. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the house or flat in question will need some work. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller said subsidence is worth checking impacting the property. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle beneath the building's own weight. Additionally, most homes are built with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. One such issue is that soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer can sometimes become unstable and slip down the incline. In severe weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.