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Home Buyers Survey in Alfreton

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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 Alfreton

    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 Alfreton

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

    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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Home Buyers Survey in Alfreton

RICS Level 2 Survey

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey for a house in Alfreton and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Alfreton property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to carry out major works, it would be better that you carry out a RICS Level 3 Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Alfreton property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Alfreton Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We think this residence is located near a river. Is there a major flood risk? Would our house surveyor search for possible flooding?

A wide variety of factors can cause flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Home Buyers Survey will inform your decision. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a home in Alfreton lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the home surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home in Alfreton is at risk.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the building we are planning to acquire it appeared that there was no RCD on the fuse board ; does the Alfreton surveyor go into detail on the electrics?

When preparing a Alfreton Home Survey the RICS surveyor will usually add detail on the condition of the electrics if it looks like they are in a poor state. This should include an overview or examination of the superficial areas of the wiring or fusebox and other areas like verifying the state of repair of any fitted appliances such as storage radiators or if there is an on-peak/off-peak mains supply. A check for the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property will usually form part of the RICS Level 2 Survey in Alfreton.

Stone block wall damage

Will a house with stone walls create issues? Which defects should we consider?

There are several of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Issues including penetrating damp affect many stone-walled houses in Alfreton. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

Chimney stacks

On a Alfreton RICS Level 2 Survey what does 'E1' refer to?

Chimney stacks are inspected visually with binoculars if the roof is difficult to access. A missing or cracked chimney cap is one example.

RICS Level 2 Survey are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in Alfreton are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm to what extent each defect requires attention.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a 18th Century converted stable. What should be budgeted for maintenance?

A property's age can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Alfreton structures showcasing traditional methods can be a chore to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of property in a conservation area. If you are uncertain, speak to the surveyor for more detail. Built between 1575 and 1639, St Martin's Church, Belfry floor is an example of a traditional church in Alfreton.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is a risk of blue asbestos fire doors present in house. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the RICS Level 2 Survey in Alfreton go into it?

Asbestos is a pernicious material. Some types are found in the building materials including painted over ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in lagging.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If found, care should be taken not to disturb the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. On no account endeavour to handle it yourself. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will mention the risk of asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.