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Home Buyers Survey in Arlesey

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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 Arlesey

    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 Arlesey

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

    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 I go for a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Arlesey and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a RICS Level 3 Survey and is effectively the same.

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

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Arlesey property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Arlesey House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does a surveyor check the serviceability of the gas flues?

A surveyor will visually look at the accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at the location of the meter as part of the survey, as well as gas affiliated appliances, for instance fireplaces. However, the Arlesey RICS surveyor won't actually remove any fittings nor will they do any tests on the functionality of the gas system. Gas is potentially unsafe and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe certified Bedfordshire based local companies include Maven Services Ltd of Unit 1, Waterloo Farm Courtyard, Arlesey, Bedfordshire Tel. 0800 466 1006 and Daniel Patrick James Ollard of 7, The Rally, Arlesey, Bedfordshire Tel. 07973931707.

Damaged Render

What defects will my Arlesey Surveyor look out for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian detached house in Arlesey that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just a smooth and flat render. Usually it is layered over red brick to form a very smooth surface. The coating is very grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian homes. It can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as animal fibres to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in Arlesey can show issues for example trapped moisture resulting in internal damp problems.

Another example of problems could involve sulphate attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet bricks. Re-covering Stucco problems can be expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

Conservation area

Are there any issues we would need to check out when planning to buy a property in Arlesey in conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local councils. Arlesey surveyors are required by RICS to have relevant knowledge of relevant local issues and the relation they have with the property. Property Prices are generally higher which is down to them being unspoilt.

Property surveyors will report whether the location looks like it may be is so classified and Section I of the Arlesey RICS Level 2 Survey will advise additional enquiries are conducted by your conveyancer. Unconsented modifications that do not have Local Authority approval will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by your conveyancer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Dutch bond brick on this Arlesey property is badly worn - what should we do?

Brick-constructed converted property do benefit from many advantages. However, they can also be affected by a number of issues. These can include DPC failure or sulphate expansion. Where relevant, these will be discussed in the survey report, with solutions or likely results if they are not resolved.

A defect often found is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. Edwards J may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 11 Blair Dr, Bedworth, CV12 0HB or 07850 040117.

A range of styles and techniques of brick building have been used across the country for centuries. As an example, Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

Stone block wall damage

Can property partially constructed with stone create upkeep problems for owners? Are there any related issues that need to be investigated, and what does the survey cover?

There are a wide range of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Defects such as displacement affect many stone-walled houses in Arlesey. Stone quarried in the area is common to local houses in Arlesey, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes replacing missing or badly worn stones.