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Home Buyers Survey in Birtley

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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 Birtley

    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 Birtley

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

    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 book a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Birtley and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a RICS Level 3 Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Birtley property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Birtley property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Birtley House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Level 3 Survey on houses

I don't get the justification of carrying out a full structural survey when looking into a un-loved mid terrace house in Birtley as an alternative to a RICS Level 2 Survey?

Commonly, and incorrectly, described as the Full Structural Survey, it is now defunct and has actually been given a new moniker by RICS and the proper name is now the RICS Level 3 Survey. A RICS Level 2 Survey is all you really need if buying a 60 year old or less unmodified house of standard construction materials. A RICS Level 3 Survey is certainly the most suitable selection for the house mentioned. Around 3 days following an exhaustive inspection of the accessible parts, a formal report will be dispatched to the buyer setting out in depth and crucial insight concerning the construction of the house. There are several limitations with any residential survey because the surveyor will not be able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the of the Birtley house - such as removing loft contents.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We found that the garage floor dipped in one corner, is this subsidence? What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Many homes in Birtley are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.