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Home Buyers Survey in Brownhills

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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 Brownhills

    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 Brownhills

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

    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 get a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Brownhills and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a RICS Level 3 Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Brownhills property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to make substantial modifications, RICS advise you go for a RICS Level 3 Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Brownhills property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Brownhills Home Survey Quote or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a cottage with Clipsham stone walls. Which major potential issues should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Buyers of listed buildings built with stone should consider that upkeep respects the original fabric of the property, and enforced by the local council. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Stone quarried in the area is common to local property, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as repointing mortar with a suitable material.

Purchasers renovating property should be aware that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. To source stone quarried in Brownhills, you can contact local suppliers.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Cranebrook Quarry, A5 Watling Street, Muckley Corner, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 0BD, which quarries Sand & Gravel, for details. Call 01543 220890 for more information.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a home's foundations? Can we expect the Home Buyers Survey to mention this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Brownhills house will have an impact. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. 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. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Taking precautions, such as even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Brownhills, what advice would a surveyor in Brownhills give for a 50s house constructed with handmade bricks? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-built structures demonstrate several benefits, but they will also be subject to a number of issues, ranging from sulphate attack to weathering. For example, thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs and may require immediate attention. Killitoon should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 12 Johns Walk, Whyteleafe, CR3 0BT or 07973 151310.

Brownhills home purchasers may need to consider that a number of styles are used in properties built throughout the ages, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear.