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Home Buyers Survey in Bideford

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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 Bideford

    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 Bideford

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

    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 opt for a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey on a property in Bideford and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a RICS Level 3 Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Bideford property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, you should you opt for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Bideford property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Bideford Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a risk of powdery brown asbestos wallpaper in the home. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be removed?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic material of several naturally occurring materials. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials e.g. patching compounds. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent fire retarding qualities and it may be found in vinyl flooring.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to disturb asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP. You should never endeavour to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos during a Bideford RICS Level 3 Survey. Your surveyor will note potential asbestos risks and will suggest experts are consulted.

Conservation area

Will there be any things I need to check out if purchasing a property in Bideford conservation area in the vicinity of Bideford conservation area ?

Bideford is in a conservation area and has been classified as very bad by English Heritage, with low vulnerability and improving. For more information visit their website or contact the Bideford conservation area administrator - Sarah Chappell on 01237 428742. There are many thousands official conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are overseen by the local council. Bideford is looked after by North Devon District Council at Civic Centre, North Walk, Barnstaple EX31 1EA. Call 01271 327 711.

Home Buyers Surveys in Bideford must have relevant knowledge of relevant local area issues and the connection may have on the building and its value. Values tends to be higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of conservation areas retaining their original character.

Property surveyors are expected advise if the planned purchase could be in a conservation area and Section I of the Bideford RICS Level 2 Survey will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are raised during the conveyancing process. Unconsented adjustments to the property may be commented on, however these should be investigated by your legal representative. Michael Oerton are a local firm situated at 22 Boutport Street, North Devon, Devon, EX31 1RP will be prepared to help. Tel: 01271 378686