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Home Buyers Survey in Bude

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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 Bude

    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 Bude

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

    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 book a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey for a home in Bude and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a RICS Level 3 Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Bude property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to do any major works on the Bude property, RICS recommend you go for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Bude property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Bude Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Level 3 Survey on maisonettes

Should I get a full structural survey prior to acquiring a doer-upper eighties mansion maisonette near Bude?

Structural surveys are now called RICS Level 3 Survey. A RICS Level 2 Survey is appropriate for a mid 20th century of later unmodified Bude maisonette built out of conventional building materials. The RICS Level 3 Survey is definitely the most advisable type of survey for the maisonette described. Shortly after a thorough inspection of any accessible parts, a written report is provided to you giving any frequently critical details in relation to the state of repair of the house.

There will be several limitations with a RICS Level 3 Survey to consider as the surveyor will not be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the fabric of the Bude building e.g. lifting up floor coverings. See the survey differences article for a simple guide on what is and is not included.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact could wet conditions have on a Bude home? Where there is a problem, what should we do?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet this issue is not given more thought by house purchasers. Signs that downspouts are at risk include flaking or efflorescence on external walls, and may lead to a damp or flooded cellar. Fortunately, issues with rainwater goods are generally easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive, unless they are not maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

RICS Level 2 Survey valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage) and how does the surveyor work it out?

The RICS Level 2 Survey contains a valuation in addition to a reinstatement cost as an integral part of the report. To fully consider the market value the valuer will take into account area knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. general condition Surveyors also reflect on style of architecture and use other assumptions e.g. there are no hazardous materials. Surveyors don't value certain things like sales incentives.

Additional local Bude area conjectures, for example services, are made as well as any significant Bude environmental problems like Bude planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation. A RICS Level 3 Survey does not 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.

Gas flame

Does the surveyor look at the condition of the gas mains supply?

A will locate and visually look at the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the meter location/position at the home, as well as gas affiliated appliances for example - ventilation of flue (if blocked). Should there be any external fittings or housings they won't be undone. Gas is potentially deadly, should there be any worries about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for Flemish Diagonal bond advice - can a property surveyor in Bude assist?

Brick flats in Bude will indicate diverse problems, from inadequate damp-proofing to signs of movement. The RICS surveyor will mention these, with repair advice also supplied. A defect requiring immediate attention is wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall. L & G Bricklayin Services Ltd at 6 Bamburgh Rd, Hartlepool, TS27 3JR should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 07828 949392.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include ornamental chimneys, particularly common in Tudor-period property. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.