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Home Buyers Survey in Forest Gate

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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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Download sample RICS Level 2 Survey  RICS Level 2 Survey sample
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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 Forest Gate

    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 Forest Gate

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

    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 Forest Gate

RICS Level 2 Survey

Should I choose a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey for a property in Forest Gate and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a RICS Level 3 Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Forest Gate property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, it would be better that you select a RICS Level 3 Survey. The RICS Level 3 Survey is less cheap, however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Forest Gate property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Forest Gate Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a dovecot. What consequences will the house's design have on maintenance?

A property's age can be problematic. Homes featuring traditional methods can be difficult to maintain. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Grade I listed property. This may make the final cost hard to predict. If you have doubts, speak to your surveyor for more information.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Forest Gate? Will my Home Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Forest Gate home will have an impact. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Forest Gate home's foundations, forcing them inward.

Taking precautions, such as immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

RICS Level 2 Survey valuation

Does a RICS Level 3 Survey in Forest Gate include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate

A RICS Level 2 Survey on a Forest Gate property will include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate as standard. When calculating an accurate value estimate the valuer will take into account local Forest Gate market factors and other considerations about the property for instance: desirability of the location. The RICS surveyor will also consider materials used and draw upon other assumptions, for example no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors don't value certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further Forest Gate conjectures, like connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental issues like local industry, which will also be factored in. A RICS Level 3 Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.