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Home Buyers Survey in Thurston

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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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 Thurston

    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 Thurston

    The RICS Level 3 Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Thurston) 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 Thurston

    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

Is it best to select a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Thurston and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a RICS Level 3 Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Thurston property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, you should you go for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Thurston property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Thurston House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need Flemish Diagonal bond upkeep suggestions, can a Thurston surveyor help?

Brick Thurston homes will indicate numerous defects, such as crypto-florescence. One problem often found is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Ashford Brickwork may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at Unit R/Newington Ind Est/London Rd, Newington, Sittingbourne, ME9 7NU or 01795 842173.

Buyers in Thurston should consider that a great deal of variety are found in many homes built in this country. As an example, Scottish bond, featuring five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern.

RICS Level 2 Survey valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a retaining wall) and how is it calculated?

A RICS Level 2 Survey on a Thurston property will contain a valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. When calculating an accurate value estimate your RICS valuer will refer to local Thurston market factors as well as other factors about the property e.g. desirability of the location. Surveyors also examine style of architecture and use key assumptions like the property is connected to mains services such as gas. Surveyors ignore things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Additional local Thurston area assumptions, for example service connections, are made in addition to environmental problems like railways, which will also be factored in.

A RICS Level 3 Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see a sixties house I expect to buy it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system; will a Thurston RICS Level 2 Survey advise the wiring and fusebox?

During a Thurston Home Survey the surveyor will usually mention the state of the electrics if it appears that they are in a less than satisfactory state. The RICS surveyor should also report on things like checking that the supplementary bonding is in the usual place.

Verifying the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed will form part of the survey. Inspecting any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician will form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advocate that a PIR need be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).