Should we book a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Creekmouth and which one would be cheaper?
The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a RICS Level 3 Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.
If the Creekmouth property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.
If you intend to do any major works on the Creekmouth property, RICS advise you go for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Creekmouth property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .
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We have made an offer for a home with a converted attic in Creekmouth - What should we do about roof repairs?
Property in and around Creekmouth in good condition can often hide problems like cracked and loose slates or tiles. From dormers to collar beams, the whole roof will be considered, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.
It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Creekmouth, but it is a health and safety necessity. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a roofing specialist for the job itself.
When purchasing in Creekmouth, should we be uneasy about a flood risk, and will the home surveyor look for flooding?
The Law Society estimate that 2.2m properties are at risk of floods, and the value of a Creekmouth home in an at-risk area may be impacted. The Environment Agency maintain a flood risk alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.
Flood water can enter a residence through several routes, including loose patio doors. An awareness of characteristics of the Creekmouth area likely to affect the residence also enables the surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The surveyor may ask the agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.
The Environment Agency have updated the status for the River Thames including areas in the boroughs of Havering, Barking and Dagenham, and Newham, near Creekmouth, to 'No warnings'.
*information checked 4th January 2013
We are buying a property but are worried about bugs. What should we do?
Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.
Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Remedies to pest problems can include chemical treatment and destruction of tainted materials.
Can Doulting stone-built property in Creekmouth be a challenge. What should we look in to?
From Farmington Stone to Portland Cap Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Problems which impact stone-built buildings in Creekmouth can vary greatly, with issues like salt contamination of being quote common. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.
The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Creekmouth should be able to supply local stone.
We are would like to buying a property in Creekmouth. What will a qualified surveyor allow for when valuing house prices in Creekmouth ?
There are a great number of factors which could have a bearing on house prices like the homes proximity to contaminated land or whether the home is landlocked. .
The only way to get an independent home valuation is with a RICS Level 2 Survey which includes a formal valuation as an inclusive part.