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Home Buyers Survey in Flamborough

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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 Flamborough

    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 Flamborough

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

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    Property Valuation Report in Flamborough

    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 I get a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey for a home in Flamborough and which is cheaper?

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

If the Flamborough property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a RICS Level 3 Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, but it will offer comprehensive details of the Flamborough property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Flamborough Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The handmade bricks on this Tudor property is in poor condition - what should we do? Does render make a difference?

Brick-built Flamborough residential property do benefit from many advantages. Unfortunately, they also experience a range of defects. An issue of particular concern is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. For more information, contact a local builder, Pelham Builders of 4 Pelham Rd, Wallasey, CH44 3AD on 0151-630 3807.

A broad range of techniques of brick building can be found across Flamborough. For example, running, or stretcher, bond. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create issues? I am buying a house in Flamborough. Can my Flamborough Home Buyers Survey consider this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects, with subsidence being a common example. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Signs like sticking window frames or widening cracks can be early indications of very serious structural issues. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Flamborough, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. 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.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent said subsidence might be a concern. What subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement generally happens in new structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. In some older structures cracks become apparent when temperatures rise which will close up again as the weather cools when the materials absorb moisture.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed drains can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Inside the house, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.