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Home Buyers Survey in Addlestone

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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 Addlestone

    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 Addlestone

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

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    Property Valuation Report in Addlestone

    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 property in Addlestone and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Addlestone property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you go for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Addlestone property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Addlestone Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1962-built house in Addlestone and spotted that the bathroom floor was uneven. What subsidence information does the Addlestone home survey include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water builds up in the soil, which may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Cracks that appear suddenly may suggest movement and subsidence. In extreme temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a house built in the late 60s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the source of maintenance problems? Does the House Survey cover this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a house. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Addlestone house's foundations, forcing them inward. There is a real benefit in booking a Addlestone surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Patches of very wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Addlestone, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. Which issues relating to the loft will be investigated when the survey is carried out?

This is frequently addressed by RICS surveyors. Houses across Addlestone can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing problems. Every element should be checked, e.g. concrete tiles. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Addlestone, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the RICS surveyors will look for a range of signs, including literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Expensive quotes for roofing jobs (such as a complete replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable local roofing specialist. Contact Aldridge & Sons of 107 Groveley Rd, Sunbury-On-Thames, TW16 7JZ on 020 88440542 to request a quote.