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Home Buyers Survey in Carshalton Beeches

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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 Carshalton Beeches

    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 Carshalton Beeches

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

    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 choose a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey on a home in Carshalton Beeches and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a RICS Level 3 Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Carshalton Beeches property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you select a RICS Level 3 Survey. The RICS Level 3 Survey is less cheap, but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Carshalton Beeches property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Carshalton Beeches Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco home in Carshalton Beeches that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is really a sort of flat finish render. Commonly it is applied to brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. The effect is very appealing and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and Carshalton Beeches surveyors commonly report defects such as when movement of the wall can lead to cracks

Another example of problems associated with stucco could result from the heavy loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Re-covering problems can be difficult and costly as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a apartment in Carshalton Beeches and noticed cracks along one external wall. Is this a major danger, and what can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water accumulates in soil. This causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay soil as moisture is taken up from the ground by trees. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact may wet conditions have on a building? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact damp weather can have on Carshalton Beeches homes is often overlooked by buyers. For example, spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts indicate that the gutters are under performing. This could then result in hazardous mould.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to remedy. If not maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.