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Home Buyers Survey in Bilston

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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 Bilston

    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 Bilston

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

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a RICS Level 3 Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Bilston property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS advise you commission a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Bilston property's general condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Bilston Survey Quote online or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a smooth stucco home in Bilston.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really just a sort of flat finish render. Normally stucco is layered over brick that sets to a smooth stone like surface. It is very appealing and is was often applied to Victorian houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Bilston RICS Level 3 Survey can report issues for example trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking.

Another example of problems may involve sulphate attack from salts derived from wet bricks. Re-applying problems can be expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a property in Bilston and noticed cracks along one external wall, could this be evidence of subsidence? Is this a urgent danger, and what subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor inspect?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture accumulates below ground level. This may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a damaged drains will wash soil away from the foundations. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.