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Home Buyers Survey in Derbyshire

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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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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 Derbyshire

    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 Derbyshire

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

    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 go for a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Derbyshire and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a RICS Level 3 Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Derbyshire property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS advise you go for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Derbyshire property's general condition along with information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Derbyshire Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a property in Derbyshire and spotted the driveway surface is broken and uneven. Is this a severe concern, and what subsidence information does the Derbyshire property survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. Less common than subsidence, but which can be as damaging to a home, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

In regions with a high concentration of clay soil, drought can cause the water table to drop. This dries out, causing the clay to contract, straining the foundations of the home and causing movement. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the thirties house we are hoping to acquire, it appeared that there was no RCD on the fuse board ; does a surveyor advise the general state of the electrical system?

When conducting a Home Survey in Derbyshire a qualified surveyor should report on the overall electrical system if it appears that they are in a dangerous state of repair.

This should include a non invasive examination of the superficial sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as other things, for example checking the state of repair of the fitted appliances, for example electric showers or checking the state of a representative sample of light fittings. A check for the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise that a Periodic Inspection Report be completed every ten years (5 if letting).