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Home Buyers Survey in Central London

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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 Central London

    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 Central London

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

    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 select a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Central London and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a RICS Level 3 Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Central London property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a RICS Level 3 Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Central London property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Central London Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 08000327649 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

There is a Terraced property located in E15 in Central London with an asking price of £243, 125. What things will a qualified RICS surveyor allow for when calculating house prices in Central London ?

Any number of issues which could positively or negatively affect property values e.g. the quality of nearby schools or issues with drainage. You can try to put side by side house values registered at the Land Registry for similar properties.

This means house prices registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £231, 625, which is £11, 500 less than the amount you are paying. The average for houses and flats was £236, 042. 49, Stewart Road, London, Waltham Forest, Greater London, E15 2BA a Terraced property was purchased for £235, 000 .

An impartial way for home buyers to get an impartial home valuation is with a RICS Level 2 Survey which includes a formal valuation as part of the service. Your qualified surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

The local surveyor will visit the house as well as allowing for the variety of things that have a bearing on property values.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Central London builder commented that there could be powdery asbestos soffit boards situated in the ground floor flat. What are the issues with asbestos, what are the remedial options and does the RICS Level 2 Survey cover this?

Properties erected prior to 1985 will probably contain any number of asbestos based materials. Asbestos is a deleterious substance formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials e.g. pipe lagging insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in pipe lagging. It was primarily mined in the US. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to breathing in a single fibre is not fatal.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to break asbestos and professional advice must be taken urgently. Removing it asbestos will probably be dear but absolutely must be carried out by professionals. Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a Central London survey. However, surveyors will mention potential asbestos and should inform you of the options.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor consider on a stucco coated Victorian house in Central London.

Stucco is really just a kind of smooth render. Normally stucco render is layered over red brick hardens to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The effect is very grand in appearance and is often found on Regency buildings. It used to have lime in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors commonly discover defects e.g. trapped water leading to the surface falling away needing repair. Other issues could include when the application has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course. Re-coating Stucco problems may be difficult as the skills are getting harder to find.