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  • House suitable for a RICS Level 2 Survey

    RICS Level 2 Survey in Blandford Forum

    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 Blandford Forum

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

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    Property Valuation Report in Blandford Forum

    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 choose a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey for a home in Blandford Forum and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a RICS Level 3 Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Blandford Forum property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to make major works, it would be better that you carry out a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is less cheap however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Blandford Forum property's general condition along with information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Blandford Forum Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see a sixties house we expect to acquire it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets, does a Blandford Forum survey advise electrical defects?

When conducting a Blandford Forum Home Survey the RICS surveyor will typically remark on the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a less than satisfactory condition. A professional surveyor should also report back on potential areas for concern such as confirming that the supplementary bonding is in the usual place. Verifying the location of the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician will be part of the RICS Level 2 Survey in Blandford Forum. Verifying the location of the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed should usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advocate that an electrical system check be completed at least every 10 years (5 if letting out). For expert local advice in Blandford Forum on domestic electrical systems, contact Damson Electrical Ltd , 10 Whittle Rd, Ferndown Industrial Estate, Wimborne, BH21 7RU .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Blandford Forum could be worth checking. What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Blandford Forum Home Buyers Survey include?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork, or noticeable widening cracks which have remained stable for some time, may indicate subsidence. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.