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Home Buyers Survey in Grange Over Sands

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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 Grange Over Sands

    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 Grange Over Sands

    The RICS Level 3 Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Grange Over Sands) 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 Grange Over Sands

    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 opt for a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey on a house in Grange Over Sands and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a RICS Level 3 Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Grange Over Sands property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to make alterations on the Grange Over Sands property, RICS advise you select a RICS Level 3 Survey. The RICS Level 3 Survey is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Grange Over Sands property's general condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Grange Over Sands House Survey Quote or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Home Buyers Survey to mention this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a home's foundations can create difficulties, with subsidence being a common example. Drought, for instance, can have a measurable contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property, such as minor wall cracks in the drawing room. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Grange Over Sands, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. 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.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Grange Over Sands. What does the chartered surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

Homes in the area in good condition can often hide difficulties with the roof, for example, dry rot. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the slates to the collar ties. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Grange Over Sands, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the property surveyors will look for a range of signs, including literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Grange Over Sands, but it is a health and safety necessity. A Grange Over Sands roofing contractor with a good reference can provide a quote.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of if buying a home next to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. industrial refuse disposal. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (most people do live near one). Concerns include methane gas generation. Health concerns like congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveys in Grange Over Sands will examine structural problems resulting from the site. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark data sets in addition to South Lakeland Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Damaged Render

What problems will the Grange Over Sands Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency house in Grange Over Sands.

Stucco is actually just a kind of solid render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick hardens to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The finish is highly attractive and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency houses. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. It may contain lime in it as well as plant fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Grange Over Sands RICS Level 2 Surveys can report potentially expensive to remedy problems such as trapped moisture resulting in the render failing

Another example of problems could include when the render is taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course. Re-coating Stucco problems may be difficult as renderers are getting harder to find.

Conservation area

Are there any problems we need to look into when intending to buy an extended house in Grange Over Sands inside a conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas throughout the country, responsibility for which lies with local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Grange Over Sands must have knowledge of relevant local area issues and any effect may have with the home. Property Prices will be enhanced owing to them retaining original features. However a growing number have fallen into a state of neglect e.g. unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

RICS surveyors are expected tell you whether the location is possibly in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Grange Over Sands RICS Level 2 Survey will advise the proper questions are raised by your legal representation. Unconsented modifications to the property may also be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your legal adviser. Gedye & Sons (Solicitors) Ltd are a local firm situated at Chancery House, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA11 7HD will be able to advise further. Tel: 015395 32313