Should I opt for a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey on a home in Erdington and which is cheaper?
The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a RICS Level 3 Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.
If the Erdington property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.
If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS recommend you commission a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Erdington property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .
If in doubt why not obtain a Erdington House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.
On a Erdington RICS Level 2 Survey, what could a a green light rating mean for windows?
Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary. RICS created the RICS Level 2 Survey to give home buyers in Erdington a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. Red, amber and green ratings give home buyers in Erdington indicate to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property.
One example issue could be lintels above doors that are sagging or missing. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.
I want to buy a detached house in Erdington, B23. The asking price is £151, 880. What considerations will a Erdington RICS chartered surveyor allow for during a professional valuation ?
There are many factors which could positively or negatively affect property values ranging from existence of building regulations for modifications to the condition of shared common parts. As an indicator, one can try to benchmark prices house prices recorded in the same area for similar properties.
This means house prices registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £134, 380, which is £17, 500 less than the amount being asked (£126, 147 was the blended house/flat average). 79, Woodway, Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, B24 0AH a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £185, 000 .
The most suitable way to get an accurate and professional house valuation is to commission a RICS Level 2 Survey which includes a professional valuation by default.
A chartered surveyor will always attend the home as well as factoring in the multiple area issues that can impact on property values.
When we were shown the period property we want to acquire it appeared that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; will the surveyor go into detail on the electrics?
When performing a Erdington Home Buyers Survey a qualified surveyor will typically mention the electrical system if it appears that they are in a less than satisfactory condition.
This should include a visual inspection of any revealed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of concerns such as confirming the state of any fixed appliances like electric showers or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any documentation from the most recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the RICS Level 2 Survey in Erdington. Reporting on any evidence of any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed will be part of the survey in Erdington .
The IEE advise that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be conducted every ten years (5 if letting out). Always seek help from a qualified electrician try A & an electrical Home Services , 18 Holliday Rd, Erdington, Birmingham, B24 9ET .
Does the qualified RICS surveyor check out the state of the gas installations?
A surveyor will visually inspect the accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at gas (and oil heaters) at the home, as well as gas connected installations, for instance fireplaces. External fittings or covers won't be undone. The gas system will not be tested in any way. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous and if there are any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.
Gas Safe certified Birmingham and the Black Country based local companies include Middleton Maintenance Services Limited of 224 - 232, High Street, Erdington, Birmingham, West Midlands Tel. 0845 300 5969 and Parwaz Akhtar of 4, Mere Road, Birmingham, West Midlands Tel. 07786044194.
Gas regulations stipulate landlords must to complete appliance and installation inspections every 12 months. Non compliance penalties are criminal .