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Home Buyers Survey in Braintree

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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 Braintree

    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 Braintree

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

    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 I opt for a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey on a house in Braintree and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a RICS Level 3 Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Braintree property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to make substantial modifications, RICS recommend you select a RICS Level 3 Survey. The RICS Level 3 Survey is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Braintree property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Braintree Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Braintree, what directions can the surveyor offer for properties built with brick?

Braintree residences with brick walls can show signs of a number of issues, including moisture damage and crumbling mortar. For instance, thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks and should be taken very seriously. Contact S R J Brickwork for a repairs estimate at 01494 483052 or Raven Rd, Stokenchurch, High Wycombe, HP14 3QW.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include ornate Della Robbia bond paving. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to check guttering? Can damaged guttering decrease our property's value?

I find it odd that the effect which damp weather has on houses in Braintree is rarely paid due attention by property buyers.

Signs that drainage are a cause for concern include mildew in the attic, and may lead to penetrating damp. Whether buying in Braintree or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if caught early.

RICS Level 2 Survey valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it worked out

A RICS Level 2 Survey on a Braintree property will contain a professional valuation and a Reinstatement Cost as standard. In order to determine the market value the valuer should use knowledge of Braintree and other things about the property e.g. accommodation Surveyors also examine materials used and will use other assumptions like the property is connected to mains services such as gas. Surveyors don't value certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there are no significant legal issues for example the tenure being as indicated (e.g leasehold). Such concerns will be unravelled by your solicitor.

Further area conjectures, like the property being insurable, are made in addition to environmental issues like railways, also being considered. A RICS Level 3 Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.