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Home Buyers Survey in Axminster

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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 Axminster

    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 Axminster

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

    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 we select a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey on a property in Axminster and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Axminster property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey but it does give you comprehensive details of the Axminster property's general condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Axminster House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we would need to verify if purchasing a building in Axminster near a conservation area ?

There are thousands of conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by the local council. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of local issues and the bearing they have with the property. The price of property will probably be inflated due to conservation areas retaining their original character.

Property surveyors are expected advise you whether the location might be classified as such and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the RICS Level 2 Survey will recommend further enquiries are carried out during the legal process. Unconsented adjustments to the property should be reported but these are really more a investigated by your legal representative. Austen Whetham & Guest are a local firm situated at 21 South Street, West Dorset, Dorset, DT6 3NR and may be able to help. Tel: 01308 422236

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of if buying a maisonette proximate to Storridge Lane and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes e.g. hazardous rubbish disposal. There are thousands of sites affect hundreds of thousands of people throughout the UK including Axminster. Risks might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns such as downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in Axminster will flag up structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database and West Dorset Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Chimney stacks

For the Axminster RICS Level 2 Survey can you give examples of an amber light rating defects affecting 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

One example issue could be an obstructed flue or vent pipe. Elements of the property covered by this section are reviewed visually with binoculars if the roof is hard to access. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the Axminster house in question will need some work. This may not be urgent, however. The RICS Level 2 Survey is designed to be user-friendly, with a minimum of technical jargon. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give property buyers a clear understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance brings up bad memories for us - Which issues relating to the loft will be reported on when the survey is performed?

Homes in Axminster in otherwise fine condition can be hiding serious roofing woes. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from roof battens to dormers. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of amateur repairs.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as replacing rotten rafters or soffits) 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 builder in Axminster with a recommendation from a friend or family member can provide a quote. Call Edmeades G of 5 Bridge Rd, Charmouth, Bridport, DT6 6QP on 01297 560613 for details.