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Home Buyers Survey in Alford

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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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Download sample RICS Level 2 Survey  RICS Level 2 Survey sample
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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 Alford

    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 Alford

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

    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 opt for a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey for a house in Alford and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a RICS Level 3 Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Alford property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to carry out any major works, it would be better that you carry out a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Alford property's general condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Alford House Survey Quote or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the RICS Level 2 Survey?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be repaired. In some older houses cracks are revealed in warmer weather[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb moisture.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. For example, water leaking from a broken drainage will clear away soil supporting the building structure. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. Inside the house, keep an eye out for sticking doors or windows.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a property in Alford - What does a property surveyor in Alford keep an eye out for during the investigation?

This is frequently addressed by chartered surveyors. Many homes can often hide roof maintenance problems. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the fascias to the valley gutters. Factors like being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Roof maintenance can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a Alford contractor for the job itself.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we consider drainage, and does our Alford RICS Level 3 Survey mention it? Can damaged drainage decrease our property's value?

I find it odd that the effect which wet weather has on a house is not given enough thought by buyers. For example, flaking or efflorescence on external walls could mean that the gutters are damaged. If you have doubts, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair, if identified early, unless they are not unblocked on a regular basis. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.