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Home Buyers Survey in Castleford

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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 Castleford

    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 Castleford

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

    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 have a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey on a property in Castleford and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Castleford property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension on the property, RICS advise you choose a RICS Level 3 Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Castleford property's state of repair as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Castleford Survey Quote via our website or call 08000327649 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a concern of asbestos boilers present in property. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and will the RICS Level 2 Survey in Castleford go into it?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials such as garage roofs.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in shed roofs.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to break the asbestos and professional advice should be sought immediately. Never endeavour to handle it yourself. Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a survey. However they will mention suspected asbestos and should advise accordingly.

Other external areas of the property

On a RICS Level 2 Survey carried out in Castleford what does 'E9' include?

An example of this is a missing step up into a house. Miscellaneous external elements are including here which do not fit into the other categories. Contact your surveyor if you require more information.

The RICS Level 2 Survey is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house buyers a clear understanding of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick chimney repair tips for the converted property we are buying? What impact do Castleford environmental conditions have?

Brick-walled Castleford residential property can show signs of various issues and defects, such as lack of a damp proof course. One particularly serious issue is diagonal cracking caused by ground movement. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Mersey Brickwork of Rose Pl, Liverpool, L3 3BN on 0151-207 4422.

For home purchasers in Castleford seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like shiner bond describes bricks are laid horizontally as with more common bonds, but the with the wider face parallel to the wall. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will my Surveyor be focused on, on a spar dash rendered (stucco) house in Castleford that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually a sort of flat finish render. Typically stucco render is applied to underlying brick that sets to a smooth flat finish. Stucco render is very beautiful and is often found on Victorian houses. It can contain lime in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors commonly reveal issues for instance trapped moisture leading to the surface falling away which need attention

Another example of problems associated with stucco might involve sulphate attack from sulphates sucked out of underlying brickwork. Remedying Stucco problems may be expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about an infestation in the property in Castleford we plan to buy. How do we investigate further?

Castleford home buyers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to report on an infestation. This matter should be taken seriously. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Treatment for pests may include removal of infected furniture. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.