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Home Buyers Survey in Fairfield

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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 Fairfield

    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 Fairfield

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

    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 select a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey on a property in Fairfield and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a RICS Level 3 Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Fairfield property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to do any major works on the Fairfield property, RICS advise you choose a RICS Level 3 Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey however it does give comprehensive details of the Fairfield property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Fairfield House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a property we intend to acquire, it appeared that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, will the Fairfield surveyor write anything on the electrical system?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Fairfield the RICS surveyor should usually comment on the state of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. He or she should also things like verifying the condition of visible wiring or reporting on the state of a representative sample of light fittings. Reporting on any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the RICS Level 2 Survey in Fairfield.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest that a Periodic Inspection need be completed at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that the basement floor dipped in one corner, is this subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience some minor cracking. Less common than subsidence, but which can be as damaging to a home, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

Many houses develop superficial cracks in a doorway, as a result of settlement. In extreme conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.