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Home Buyers Survey in Castle Vale

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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 Castle Vale

    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 Castle Vale

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

    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 go for a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey on a home in Castle Vale and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a RICS Level 3 Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Castle Vale property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you select a RICS Level 3 Survey. The RICS Level 3 Survey is not as cheap, but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Castle Vale property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Castle Vale Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact does rain have on our new Castle Vale home? And could it affect the property value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact wet weather can have on a property is rarely paid due attention by buyers. Signs that rainwater goods are a cause for concern include leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage.

Fortunately, problems with drains are generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost, unless they are left untreated. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about pests affecting some homes. Will the Property Survey investigate this?

Scare stories about home pests are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as cockroaches as minor annoyances. This problem should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, 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. Remedies to a serious infestation can include removal of infected furniture. Your RICS surveyor may report on signs of infestation.

House Prices

There is a detached house in Castle Vale (B76) on with a local agent for £220, 916. What will the Castle Vale surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in Castle Vale ?

There are a great number of factors that can affect the price of property like the amount of ground rent or the status of the central heating. One method is to compare with the prices of house achieved in the area for comparable properties.

The means house prices recorded at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £197, 216, which is £23, 700 less than the price you are intending to pay and the flat/house average was £181, 083. 27, Lytham Close, Minworth, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, B76 1XS a detached property was purchased for £149, 000 .

The best way to get a formal home valuation is to commission a RICS Level 2 Survey which includes a professional valuation as part of the service.

A RICS surveyor will attend the home in addition to considering any other location factors that can affect values.

Stone block wall damage

Can homes constructed with stone create upkeep problems for the owner? Which defects should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.