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Home Buyers Survey in Barnes

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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 Barnes

    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 Barnes

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

    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 have a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey on a house in Barnes and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a RICS Level 3 Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Barnes property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a RICS Level 3 Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Barnes property's state of repair and it includes information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Barnes Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Barnes Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco regency house in Barnes.

Stucco is really a specific type of render. Typically stucco is layered over brick to form a very smooth surface. Stucco render is highly aesthetic and was found on Victorian properties. it can be problematic and Barnes RICS Level 2 Surveys frequently show potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, lateral hairline cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other potential problems can possibly result be when dampness gets in under flashings that results in detachment. Resolving problems can be expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a property in Barnes and noticed cracks along the lounge ceiling. Is this a severe danger, and what subsidence issues will the RICS Level 3 Survey consider?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. Additionally, most homes in Barnes are erected with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed mains drainage pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This need not be expensive.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the period property we are hoping to purchase we think we noticed that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system; does a surveyor report on the wiring and electrical system?

During a Barnes Home Survey the RICS surveyor will report on the electrical system if it is suspected that they are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. This should include a general inspection (without removing any fittings) of the open parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as potential areas for concern such as checking the type of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings. Inspecting the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician should be part of the RICS Level 2 Survey in Barnes.