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Home Buyers Survey in Canton

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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 Canton

    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 Canton

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

    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 get a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Canton and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a RICS Level 3 Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Canton property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to carry out alterations on the property, RICS advise you choose a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey however it does give a thorough analysis of the Canton property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Canton Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Level 2 Survey valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it worked out

A RICS Level 2 Survey will contain a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost. To work out the valuation your RICS valuer will combine experience of property in Canton and other things relating to the property for instance: desirability of the location. Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and draw upon other assumptions like the property is connected to mains services such as gas. A RICS Level 3 Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there aren't any compromising legal problems such as proper access over pathways. Advice should be sought from your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further area conjectures, such as access to a flat or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to Canton environmental problems like railways, also being considered.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a building. What advice should we get?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Canton building may not be raised during the conveyancing.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. As some pest problems can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If you believe cluster flies, or any pest, may be present, request that your surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a smooth stucco coated home in Canton which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really a smooth and flat render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick that dries to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. It is highly beautiful and is found on Victorian and Regency buildings. It is almost exactly the same as plaster in its constituency. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to plant fibres to stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Canton Home Buyers Suveys can reveal defects for example, when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which becomes saturated prone to damage from frost.

Another example of problems might result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Remedying Stucco problems may be costly as the skills are getting harder to find.