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Home Buyers Survey in Bestwood

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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 Bestwood

    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 Bestwood

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

    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 Bestwood

RICS Level 2 Survey

Should I select a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Bestwood and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a RICS Level 3 Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Bestwood property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to make any major works, RICS recommend you choose a RICS Level 3 Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Bestwood property's general condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Bestwood Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying a 16th Century farmstead. What should be budgeted for repairs?

Older construction methods and materials can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Bestwood property featuring traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for listed buildings, .

Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may be required. This may be a good opportunity to discuss lowering the purchase price to cover repair costs. If you have doubts, speak to your surveyor for more information.

Gas flame

Does the local surveyor give details on the safety of the gas flues?

The RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually look at any accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like gas (and oil heaters) at the home, as well as gas related fixtures like associated asbestos. Your Bestwood RICS surveyor will not remove the external fittings or housings and will not do any tests whatsoever on the appliances or system. Gas is potentially dangerous, should there be any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas regulations stipulate landlords have to complete appliance and installation inspections annually. Non compliance penalties are criminal .

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should rain have on our new Bestwood house, and does our Bestwood home buyers survey mention it? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact wet weather can have on houses is rarely paid due attention. If you have only seen the residence on a clear day, issues may have been hidden. Signs that rainwater goods are at risk include "gushing" gutters. Poor drainage can lead to staining of wallpaper and damp.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix if dealt with quickly.

Conservation area

Are there any issues we need to check out when planning to buy a building in Bestwood in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are many thousands of conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by the local authority.

A RICS Level 3 Surveyors must possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local considerations and the connection may have with the home. House prices will likely be more than prices outside the area because of them being largely unspoilt However many of them are falling into are falling into a state e.g. increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

RICS surveyors are trained to inform you if the house looks like it may be within a conservation area and Section I of your Bestwood RICS Level 2 Survey will suggest additional enquiries are conducted by your legal adviser. Unauthorised extensions that do not have Local Authority approval will also be advised in your survey but these are really more a concern for the lawyer.