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Home Buyers Survey in Brighstone

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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 Brighstone

    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 Brighstone

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

    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 have a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Brighstone and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Brighstone property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a RICS Level 3 Survey. The RICS Level 3 Survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Brighstone property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Brighstone Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Brighstone home and am concerned that the clay soil foundations have suffered some subsidence. Will the Brighstone Home Survey consider this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home. Specific issues include swelling of the soil. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years, such as separation of the skirting board from the floor. During the RICS Level 2 Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are planning to purchase a maisonette in Brighstone, does the home buyers survey search for signs of flood damage?

Heavy rain, overflowing waterways, tidal activity and poor drainage can cause flood damage, and house buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the house in question is in danger. In addition, the RICS Level 3 Survey may recommend maintenance.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the house in Brighstone or on adjacent sites. The surveyor may ask the vendor or agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1982-built house in Brighstone and saw evidence of there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but cellar floor dips noticeably. What are the risks, and what subsidence-related defects will my RICS Level 2 Survey consider?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings will experience cracking at some stage, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension In some older buildings cracks are noticeable in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture. There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer can sometimes become unstable and slip down the incline. Signs of potential subsidence include new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.