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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 Bishops Stortford

    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 Bishops Stortford

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

    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 have a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey for a house in Bishops Stortford and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a RICS Level 3 Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Bishops Stortford property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you carry out a RICS Level 3 Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Bishops Stortford property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Bishops Stortford House Survey Quote or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A local warned us about bugs on the road. Do we need a chartered surveyor?

Scare stories about home infestations are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as ants as minor annoyances. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take.

House Prices

I want to buy a property in CM23 for around £211, 682. What things does a surveyor take into account when carrying out a valuation ?

Any number of issues that might affect house prices from the potential for development to whether it has any outdoor space. You can try to analyse flat prices recorded in Bishops Stortford for similar flats. The average flat price registered in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £183, 582, which is £28, 100 less than the price you are intending to pay and the flat/house average was £309, 246. 63, Pynchbek, Bishops Stortford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, CM23 4DJ a leasehold flat sold for £150, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get a professional house valuation is to commission a RICS Level 2 Survey which includes a professional valuation as part of the service.

A professional qualified RICS surveyor should actually visit the house in addition to considering the large variety of items that have a bearing on the value of property.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Bishops Stortford, what advice would the surveyor give for residences with Dutch bond brick?

Brick houses in Bishops Stortford will suffer from a number of issues. A problem regularly identified is diagonal cracking caused by ground movement.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Dennehy A at 6 Somerset Gdns, Bognor Regis, PO21 2AA on 01243 862908.

For home purchasers in Bishops Stortford seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like shiner bond describes bricks are laid horizontally as with more common bonds, but the with the wider face parallel to the wall. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor be looking for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Bishops Stortford.

Stucco is actually smooth type of render. Normally it is layered over brick that sets to a smooth and attractive finish. The effect is highly aesthetic and is often found on Victorian homes for example. The composition is very like plaster. It may contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a grid underneath to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Bishops Stortford Home Buyers Suveys can detail potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. trapped water resulting in the render failing

Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when the render has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course. Re-covering problems can be difficult as renderers are becoming rarer.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we would be advised to consider when buying a home in Bishops Stortford in the vicinity of a conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

There are nearly 10, 000 of designated conservation areas in the UK which are designated by the local authority. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess relevant knowledge of relevant local area factors and the effect they have with the property. Prices tends to be enhanced as a result of them being largely unspoilt However many of them are falling into are falling into shoddy condition for example - badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Surveyors can be expected to report if the planned purchase is/might be is so classified and Section I of a RICS Level 2 Survey will suggest additional due diligence and enquiries are raised by your solicitor. Unsympathetic modifications to the property may be reported in the Bishops Stortford survey but these are really more a investigated by the lawyer. Nelson and Co are based in 28-32 Potter Street, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, CM23 3UL might be happy to tell you what to look out for. Tel: 01279 653 157