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Home Buyers Survey in Forest Hill

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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 Hill

    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 Hill

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

    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 Hill

RICS Level 2 Survey

Should we choose a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey on a house in Forest Hill and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a RICS Level 3 Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Forest Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you select a RICS Level 3 Survey instead. The RICS Level 3 Survey is not as cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Forest Hill property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Forest Hill House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Level 2 Survey valuation

Do all Forest Hill surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage)

The RICS Level 2 Survey contains a property valuation in addition to a "reinstatement cost". To ascertain the valuation the surveyor will use awareness of the Forest Hill property market as well as other factors about the property e.g. size The RICS surveyor will also consider construction methods and will draw upon key assumptions like the ground is not land filled. Surveyors ignore certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area assumptions, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any environmental problems like busy roads, which are also considered as part of the valuation. A RICS Level 3 Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Forest Hill and are looking for a residence constructed with brick chimney. What advice would a property surveyor in Forest Hill give?

Brick-walled apartments in Forest Hill can be subject to several common problems. These can include efflorescence or crumbling mortar. Any such issues ought to be reported on, with repair advice also supplied. One particularly serious issue 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. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Orkney Chris of 68 Gaston Way, Shepperton, TW17 8EX on 07721 622167.

Brick-constructed property can be found across Forest Hill, leading to a range of styles and techniques. As an example, rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall.

If the Forest Hill surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.