Should we book a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Emerson Park and which one would be cheaper?
The Full Structural Survey is now called a RICS Level 3 Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.
If the Emerson Park property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.
If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension on the Emerson Park property, it would be better that you commission a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Emerson Park property's general condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .
For more information why not obtain an instant Emerson Park Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.
What should we be concerned about if buying a property in the region a refuse tip
Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. commercial waste. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Risks include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health issues for example spina bifida have been linked to landfill sites .
Surveyors will examine structural defects resulting from the site. Your lawyer will commission environmental searches of the British Geological data sets and Havering Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .
The vendor has mentioned there is a risk of asbestos pipe insulation situated in the property. What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a harmful substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials for example eaves. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in ironing boards for example.
All forms are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to move it and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.
Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will report on potential asbestos risks and should suggest further investigation.
We are buying a loft-conversion in Emerson Park - What does a home surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?
This is often asked by Emerson Park home buyers who know that homes could unfortunately be experiencing issues with the roof. From purlins to collar beams, every element of the roof will be considered. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.
Given the high cost of major roof repairs like thatching, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A roofing contractor can provide an estimate.
There may be insects at the property we're buying, but we are not certain. What advice should we get?
Pests like ants may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Emerson Park. This matter should be taken seriously. 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, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Treatment for pest problems may include use of poison.
There is a detached house in RM11 on with a local agent for £364, 106. What things does the surveyor allow for when valuing house prices in Emerson Park ?
There is a vast array of things that might affect property values for example whether the property is mortgageable or whether the home is landlocked. One method is to compare with house values recorded in Emerson Park for similar houses.
The means house prices registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £355, 606, which is £8, 500 less than the amount you are intending to pay. The combined house/flat average was £338, 583. 48, Barleycorn Way, Hornchurch, Havering, Greater London, RM11 3JJ a detached property sold for £450, 000 .
The best way for home buyers to get an independent house valued is with a RICS Level 2 Survey which includes a formal valuation as an inclusive part. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).
A professional qualified RICS surveyor will always attend the house as well as factoring in the long list of area influences that can affect values.