Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey on a property in Chew Magna and which is the cheapest?
The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a RICS Level 3 Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.
If the Chew Magna property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.
If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you opt for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Chew Magna property's general condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .
For more information get a Chew Magna Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.
Can I get an independent and professional valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and what does it include?
The RICS Level 2 Survey contains a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost included in the cost of the survey. To fully consider the property's value the valuer will use local property market knowledge and other things about the property e.g. desirability of the location. Your Chew Magna surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will use key assumptions like the property isn't on a land fill site.
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. RICS valuations assume that there aren't any serious legal issues e.g. proper access over pathways. Such concerns will be clarified by your solicitor.
Further area assumptions, like the property being insurable, are made in addition to environmental problems like local Chew Magna industrial considerations, also being considered.
For a RICS Level 2 Survey on a Chew Magna house, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects for chimney stacks?
A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point. This may not be urgent, however. The RICS Level 2 Survey is designed to be user-friendly, unlike some more complex survey reports. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. In Chew Magna, an example may be sections of the flue which are poorly secured. They are reviewed by eye as necessary. A report on a lower ground flat, for instance, may not require this.
We have made an offer for a property with a converted attic in Chew Magna. What aspects of the roof of the property will be reported on?
This is often asked by Chew Magna buyers who know that homes can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roof maintenance problems. Every element should be checked, e.g. concrete tiles. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Chew Magna, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors will look for a range of signs, including a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.
In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a Chew Magna contractor for the job itself. Call H & L Roofing of 21 Ashwicke, Bristol, BS14 0AW on 01275 837369 for a quote.
What should we be aware of when purchasing a home in the region a rubbish tip
Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes for example: industrial rubbish disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Concerns include complex organic chemicals .
Chew Magna surveyors will examine structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database and Bath and North East Somerset Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .
There is a potentially interesting investment property in the centre of BS40 - Chew Magna on for £414, 125. What factors will surveyor allow for when valuing house prices in Chew Magna during a professional valuation ?
There are many factors which could positively or negatively affect the price of property e.g. the number of bedrooms or the status of the central heating. You can try to benchmark prices house values achieved in the nearby area for similar houses.
This means house prices recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £398, 825, which is £15, 300 less than the selling price. The Old Cattle Shed, Littleton Lane, Winford, Bristol, North Somerset, North Somerset, BS40 8HE a detached home sold for £60, 000 .
The most reliable way for home buyers to get an independent property valuation is with a RICS Level 2 Survey in Chew Magna which includes a formal valuation as standard. A RICS chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).
My partner spotted signs of pests in the toilet. What can we do?
Any questions about pests affecting a Chew Magna house may not be asked by the lawyer. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Remedies to a serious infestation can include removal or excision of affected timber. If you strongly suspect an issue with lice, or any pest, speak to your Chew Magna surveyor