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Home Buyers Survey in Bitterne

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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 Bitterne

    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 Bitterne

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

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a RICS Level 3 Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Bitterne property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you go for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Bitterne property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Bitterne Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered regency house in Bitterne that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact smooth type of render. Typically stucco render is applied to brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. Stucco is highly grand in appearance and is common on some Regency buildings. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to plant fibres to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in Bitterne commonly reveal issues such as trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking needing repair.

Another example of problems could be when the application has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Remedying problems with stucco can be dear as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Bitterne. What recommendations will you make?

Brick converted property in Bitterne will be subject to a number of issues, from lack of a damp proof course to sulphate expansion.

For example, brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level and may require immediate attention. Riley & Walker should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at Unit 6 Trinity Pl/Midland Dr, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1TX or 0121-354 4615.

Brick-build property have been used for centuries, leading to a selection of different courses and brick making techniques, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be loose blue asbestos containing roof tiles at the flat. Is this a major concern and can it be easily dealt with?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly silicate material. Some types may be in building materials including lagging. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in insulation.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. In fact breathing in a one fibre will not kill you.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to displace asbestos. Professional advice must be taken ASAP. Getting rid of asbestos may be expensive but absolutely must be conducted by trained experts.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos during the survey. Your Bitterne surveyor should report on the risk of asbestos during the Bitterne survey and will inform you of the options.