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Home Buyers Survey in Blackburn

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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 Blackburn

    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 Blackburn

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

    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 go for a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey on a property in Blackburn and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a RICS Level 3 Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Blackburn property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you choose a RICS Level 3 Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Blackburn property's general condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a building but are worried about insects - How do we investigate further?

Properties in Blackburn are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Remedies to an infestation can include removal or excision of affected timber. If you strongly suspect an issue with moths, or any pest, speak to your surveyor

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I would need to look into when buying a converted flat in Blackburn in the vicinity of Corporation Park Blackburn conservation area ?

Corporation Park Blackburn is in a conservation area and has been classed as poor by English Heritage, with medium vulnerability and deteriorating. For further information visit their website or contact the conservation area administrator - Jackie Whelan on 01254 585846. There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in the UK which are governed by local councils. Corporation Park Blackburn is designated by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council at King William Street, Town Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 7DY. Contact 01254 585 585. Surveyors in Blackburn need to possess local knowledge of relevant local area issues and any effect they have with the building. Prices is usually significantly higher because of them being in good order.

Property surveyors are trained to advise you whether the building looks to be within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Blackburn RICS Level 2 Survey will suggest further investigations are conducted by your solicitor. Unauthorised extensions that do not have Local Authority approval may be reported, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer. Barlow Rowland are based in 18-24 St. James Street, Hyndburn, Lancashire, BB5 1NY and may be prepared to tell you what to look out for. Tel: 01254 300400

Damaged Render

What will your Surveyor be focused on, on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency semi detached home in Blackburn that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is really just a smooth and flat render. Typically stucco is layered over brick that dries to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. Stucco is highly grand in appearance and is often found on Victorian and Georgian houses. It may contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a wire under mesh. to help prevent cracks. it can be problematic and Blackburn Home Buyers Suveys can detail any number of problems such as trapped water resulting in internal damp problems.

Another example of problems may involve attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet bricks. Re-coating problems with stucco can be difficult as the skills are getting rarer.