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Home Buyers Survey in Chiseldon

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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 Chiseldon

    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 Chiseldon

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

    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 we opt for a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey for a home in Chiseldon and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Chiseldon property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you select a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is less cheap but it will give a thorough analysis of the Chiseldon property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Chiseldon Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent mentioned subsidence is an issue affecting the property. What subsidence-related defects will my RICS Level 3 Survey look into?

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.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel or sand concentration, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could high levels of rainfall have on a home? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However wet weather and the effect it can have on a house are overlooked by property buyers. One indication that downspouts are blocked is "gushing" gutters.

Whether buying in Chiseldon or elsewhere, difficult downspouts does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to remedy, if not neglected.However, the damage caused, where disregarded, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the thirties house I expect to lease it appeared that there were damaged electrical sockets - does a Chiseldon survey go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When carrying out a Chiseldon RICS Level 3 Survey your surveyor will make a note on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that they are in a poor condition. This should include an overview or check of the accessible areas of the wiring or fusebox on top of issues like ascertaining the category of electrical fittings in bathrooms or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed will usually form part of the survey.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will your Chartered Surveyor be focused on, on a smooth stucco coated regency house in Chiseldon.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is in fact a form of solid render. Typically stucco render is applied to underlying red brick hardens to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The finish is very attractive and is was often applied to Georgian homes. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in Chiseldon frequently reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems such as lateral cracking revealing the mortar lines between the brick.

Another example of problems may be when dampness under sills which causes the render detaching. Re-covering Stucco problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting rarer.