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Home Buyers Survey in Finedon

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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 Finedon

    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 Finedon

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

    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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Home Buyers Survey in Finedon

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 Finedon and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a RICS Level 3 Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Finedon property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS advise you opt for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Finedon property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Finedon Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Level 2 Survey valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate

The RICS Level 2 Survey includes an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost. To estimate the value of the property the surveyor will call upon in depth understanding of the Finedon market and other considerations about the property e.g. general condition Your Finedon surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will use key assumptions, for example no damaging building techniques have been used.

A RICS Level 3 Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

It will be assumed that there is an absence of any impossible to rectify legal problems such as no troublesome covenants. These will be investigated by your legal representative during the legal process.

Additional local Finedon area conjectures like the property being insurable, are made as well as any significant local environmental concerns like pig farms, also being considered.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited a sixties house I am hoping to lease it looked like there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; will a Finedon RICS Level 2 Survey advise on any faults with the electrics?

When conducting a Home Buyers Survey in Finedon your surveyor will make a note on the state of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state. The RICS surveyor is expected to focus on potential areas for concern such as the condition residual circuit breakers (RCD) and/or miniature circuit breakers (MCBs) or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings. Reporting on any documents from any recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually be part of the survey.

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

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A property we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Does the Property Survey cover this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Finedon house's foundations, forcing them inward.

Taking precautions, such as avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a property next to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites take many forms including inert waste material. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Risks include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane .

RICS Level 2 Survey in Finedon will notice structural problems connected with the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets as well as Wellingborough Local Authority and give you the results of the search .