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Home Buyers Survey in Brighouse

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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 Brighouse

    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 Brighouse

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

    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 opt for a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey on a property in Brighouse and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a RICS Level 3 Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Brighouse property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to make substantial modifications on the Brighouse property, RICS advise you select a RICS Level 3 Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Brighouse property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Brighouse Home Survey Quote or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent mentioned subsidence has been a problem impacting the property. Is this a urgent risk, and what can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be rectified. Generally, a builder will return to a new home after time has passed in order to make repairs.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. 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 serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the house we want to acquire, it appeared that there was no RCD on the fuse board , will a Brighouse survey go into detail on the electrics?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Brighouse your surveyor will typically remark on the electrical system if it is obvious that they are in a hazardous state of repair. This will include a general (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection check of any revealed areas of the wiring or fusebox as well as other things, for example examining the condition of fitted electrical appliances such as storage radiators. Inspecting the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by an electrician will usually form part of the survey. Inspecting the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey in Brighouse .

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Brighouse, and will the chartered surveyor search for any water damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a home will be secure against flood damage, and the value of a home in an at-risk area may be impacted. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the home in question is in danger.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a property, such as via badly fitted air bricks. Less expensive preventative measures include air brick covers, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

In the region of Brighouse, the River Calder and its tributaries from Todmorden to Brighouse status at 11:40 on 2/01/13 was 'No warnings' (source: Environment Agency).

*Data correct 04/01/13

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Brighouse? Will the Brighouse RICS Level 3 Survey consider this?

Factors from mould to termites can cause significant expense for a property-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a range of issues. Issues range from soil compaction or compression to soil movement, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. For example, minor wall cracks in the garage may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. A Brighouse surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.