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Home Buyers Survey in Gilberdyke

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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 Gilberdyke

    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 Gilberdyke

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

    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 choose a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey on a house in Gilberdyke and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a RICS Level 3 Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Gilberdyke property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension, it would be better that you opt for a RICS Level 3 Survey. The RICS Level 3 Survey is not as cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Gilberdyke property's condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Gilberdyke Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller suggested subsidence is an issue affecting the property. Is this a major risk, and what subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In some older buildings cracks appear in the Summer , but these should close up in Winter when the materials soak up water, but these are in most cases of no concern.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high sand, gravel or chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. In serious weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK. The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. 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. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Gilberdyke surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when purchasing a building next to a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste for example: hazardous waste disposal. Nobody really wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Risks include heavy metals. Potential health concerns for example birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Gilberdyke surveyors will flag up structural defects linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the British Geological data sets and East Riding of Yorkshire Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Damaged Render

What will your Gilberdyke Surveyor be looking for on a smooth stucco coated house in Gilberdyke that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is a type of render. Usually it is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) to form a very smooth surface. The finish is very grand in appearance and is/was often found on Victorian homes for example. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors commonly highlight potentially expensive to remedy problems such as horizontal cracking that follows the underlying mortar joints.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Remedying problems may be costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

Stone block wall damage

Can property built with stone generate lots of maintenance costs for owners? What issues must we watch out for, and what will the survey reveal?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of properties, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, though the advent of Portland cement made lime mortar. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include replacing missing or badly worn stones.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Gilberdyke should be able to supply local stone.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Broomfleet Tileries Quarry, Broomfleet, Brough, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU15 1RS for details. Call 01430 423082 for more information.

Gas flame

Will a chartered surveyor check out the safety of the gas supply?

A local surveyor will locate and visually inspect the accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the routing of any gas pipes for example, in addition to gas affiliated fixtures such as flue/chimney maintenance. The Gilberdyke local surveyor will not remove the gas fittings and surveyors are not qualified to carry out any tests on the gas system. Gas is potentially unsafe, if you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.