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Home Buyers Survey in Blackfriars

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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 Blackfriars

    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 Blackfriars

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

    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 get a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey for a home in Blackfriars and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Blackfriars property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, it would be better that you select a RICS Level 3 Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Blackfriars property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Blackfriars Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the Blackfriars surveyor check for indications of flooding?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and the value of a house in an at-risk area may be impacted. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. The RICS Level 2 Survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The surveyor may ask the agent if the Blackfriars property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see a property I am hoping to purchase it appeared that there were damaged electrical sockets, will the Blackfriars surveyor write anything on the electrical system?

When conducting a Home Survey in Blackfriars the home surveyor should usually comment on the electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair.

This should include a non invasive check of the open sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. and other things like verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should be part of the survey. Inspecting the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician on the property being surveyed will be part of the survey.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when purchasing a building next to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. commercial waste disposal. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Risks might include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health problems like spina bifida have been linked to landfill sites .

RICS Level 3 Survey and valuations in Blackfriars will flag up structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the British Geological databases and Gloucester Local Authority and advise you .

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about pests. How do we investigate further?

Any questions about pests affecting a Blackfriars house may not be asked by the lawyer. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Treatment for an infestation may include removal or excision of affected timber. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.