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Home Buyers Survey in Billingham

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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 Billingham

    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 Billingham

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

    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, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Billingham and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a RICS Level 3 Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Billingham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, it would be better that you book a RICS Level 3 Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Billingham property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Billingham Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor check the serviceability of the gas appliances?

A chartered surveyor will locate and visually examine any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include whether the mains is connected as part of the Billingham survey, as well as gas affiliated appliances e.g. ventilation of flue (if blocked). Your Billingham qualified surveyor won't remove the fittings and will not do any tests whatsoever on the gas system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous and if there are any worries about gas, call a gas engineer immediately.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Billingham, and think we saw signs of bugs in the basement. How do we investigate further?

Billingham home buyers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to disclose a vermin problem. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected building may not always be easy to identify. As an example, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Treatment for vermin may include use of insecticides or destruction of tainted materials.

Other external areas of the property

In a Billingham RICS Level 2 Survey what impact can a Condition rating 3 have on 'E9 - Other' ?

For a Billingham property, one example could be leaning, settled and heaved columns forming the structure of a conservatory or porch. Miscellaneous external elements are including here that do not fit elsewhere in Section E.

The format of the RICS Level 2 Survey is clear and easy to read, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a Billingham home. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the Billingham home's construction. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific home being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The RICS Level 2 Survey has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular home, omitting sections as necessary.