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Home Buyers Survey in Bickley

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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 Bickley

    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 Bickley

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

    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 select a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey for a home in Bickley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a RICS Level 3 Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Bickley property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to do any alterations on the Bickley property, you should you carry out a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Bickley property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Bickley House Survey Quote or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Does the House Survey cover this, and what defects will be reported on?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Bickley property will have an impact. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. During the RICS Level 2 Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will be considered.

Conservation area

Are there any things we should check out if purchasing a house in Bickley in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with the local authority.

Home Buyers Surveys in Bickley need to possess relevant knowledge of relevant local area issues and any effect may have with the property. The value of homes is generally greater owing to the areas retaining original features.

Property surveyors will note whether the building looks to be within a conservation area and Section I of a RICS Level 2 Survey will suggest further enquiries are conducted by your legal adviser.

Out of keeping developments to the property should be reported in the Bickley survey, however these should be concern for your legal adviser.

Damaged Render

What defects will a Surveyor take into account on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency house in Bickley which we wish to buy.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is in fact a sort of flat finish render. Typically it is applied to brick that sets to a smooth stone like surface. The effect is highly grand in appearance and is was often applied to Regency buildings. it can be problematic and Bickley surveyors frequently show any number of problems such as lateral visible cracking that follows the mortar lines between the brick

Another example of problems might be when water below flashings which results in the render detaching. Re-applying Stucco problems may be expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.