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Home Buyers Survey in Broughton

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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 Broughton

    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 Broughton

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

    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 go for a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Broughton and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a RICS Level 3 Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Broughton property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you choose a RICS Level 3 Survey instead. The RICS Level 3 Survey is less cheap, but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Broughton property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Broughton Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The agent said that the had been a problem with mould, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What should we do about roof repairs?

This is frequently addressed by chartered surveyors. Many residential properties could unfortunately be experiencing issues with the roof. From the trusses to the wind braces, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Upkeep can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a contractor can provide one. Contact S L B of 3 Novello Croft, Old Farm Park, Milton Keynes, MK7 8QT on 01908 645036 to request a quote.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should I check gutters? We're concerned about replacement costs.

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet rainfall and the effect it can have on Broughton houses are not given the attention it deserves by buyers. If you have only visited the residence on a dry day, defects may not have been obvious. Signs that rainwater goods are a cause for concern include mildew or damp in the roof, and may lead to a damp or flooded cellar. Luckily, drainage problems are quite easy to repair. Where this is not unblocked on a regular basis, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Broughton residential property built on clay soil can experience problems. Will a RICS Level 2 Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Broughton home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe 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. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

RICS Level 2 Survey valuation

Does a RICS Level 3 Survey in Broughton include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as professional fees e.g legal fees)

A RICS Level 2 Survey on a Broughton property will include a professional valuation and also a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as standard. To estimate an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will call upon in depth understanding of the Broughton market and other factors about the property for instance: size The valuer will also consider construction type and will draw upon other assumptions like the building connected to mains services such as electricity.

A RICS Level 3 Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Broughton area assumptions, such as access to a flat or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental problems like industrial buildings, also being considered.