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Home Buyers Survey in Bodmin

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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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Download sample RICS Level 2 Survey  RICS Level 2 Survey sample
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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 Bodmin

    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 Bodmin

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

    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 select a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey for a property in Bodmin and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a RICS Level 3 Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bodmin property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you commission a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Bodmin property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Bodmin Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying an older farmstead in Bodmin. Will the building's age be an issue?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can often be problematic. Homes employing traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of , for example, a Grade II listed house. This may create disruption for new owners.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a residential property and the vendor has suggested that it has been built with Slate. What defects must we watch out for, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including cracks. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

Damaged Render

What defects will your Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco coated home in Bodmin which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is in fact just dense render. Typically it is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth and attractive finish. The finish is very beautiful and is found on Victorian homes. Stucco is similar to any other render. It may contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Bodmin RICS Level 3 Survey frequently detail any number of problems which can include trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking. Other issues may include when the stucco has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Re-covering Stucco problems can be expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Bodmin, and the property's foundations have been built on clay soil. Can my Bodmin Property Survey investigate this, and what defects will be reported on?

There are numerous issues associated with clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.