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Home Buyers Survey in Cholsey

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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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Download sample RICS Level 2 Survey  RICS Level 2 Survey sample
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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 Cholsey

    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 Cholsey

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

    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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Home Buyers Survey in Cholsey

RICS Level 2 Survey

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey on a property in Cholsey and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a RICS Level 3 Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Cholsey property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you book a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Cholsey property's condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Cholsey Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Cholsey property with a loft conversion, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What aspects of the loft will be checked?

This often causes anxiety for purchasers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Homes throughout Cholsey may be exposed to roof maintenance problems, such as damp. From ridge flashing to trusses, all aspects of the roof should be reported on. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of 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 Cholsey contractor for the job itself.

RICS Level 2 Survey valuation

Do all Cholsey surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes

The RICS Level 2 Survey contains a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. When calculating the valuation the valuer will relate to knowledge of Cholsey as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. number of bedrooms Surveyors also examine construction methods and draw upon other assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been employed.

A RICS Level 3 Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area assumptions, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any Cholsey environmental concerns like local industry, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property but are worried about pests - What can we do?

Buyers in Cholsey should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to disclose a vermin problem. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Remedies to insect infestation can include professional cleaning and removal or excision of affected timber. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.