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Home Buyers Survey in Cotham

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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 Cotham

    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 Cotham

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

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a RICS Level 3 Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Cotham property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the property, RICS recommend you book a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Cotham property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Cotham Survey Quote or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact could damp weather have on a Cotham property, and does our surveyor mention it? Could it affect the property value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather rain and the effect it can have on homes in Cotham are not given more thought. For instance, a waterlogged garden could mean that the rainwater goods are blocked. If you are concerned, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix if dealt with quickly, unless they are not cared for. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Cotham, and can a Cotham chartered surveyor search for possible water damage, or if neighbouring property have been affected?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. Flood water can enter a home in Cotham through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a home in Cotham lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

No recent Cotham flood warnings have been given (source: Environment Agency).

*Accurate as of 04/01/13


For the Cotham RICS Level 2 Survey, what impact will a Condition rating 2 have on conservatory and porches?

The RICS Level 2 Survey is designed to be user-friendly, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the Cotham house or flat in question will need some work. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. If a Cotham house or flat does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

One example would be sagging railings. This section covers conservatories and porches. Building regulations and issues relating to correct planning approval are considered (e.g. is it a conservatory, an extension, or a 'sun room'?) will be considered too.