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Home Buyers Survey in Great Baddow

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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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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 Great Baddow

    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 Great Baddow

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

    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 we choose a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey on a property in Great Baddow and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a RICS Level 3 Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Great Baddow property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you commission a RICS Level 3 Survey. The RICS Level 3 Survey is not as cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Great Baddow property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Great Baddow House Survey Quote or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

There is a detached house in CM2 with an asking price of £344, 456. What will a Great Baddow chartered surveyor take into account when calculating house prices in Great Baddow ?

There are a huge number of issues that can add to or subtract from house prices for instance the existence of any restrictions over use of the property or if it is near a potential development. One method is to benchmark prices values registered at the Land Registry for comparable properties.

The means house prices registered at the Land Registry in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £316, 056, which is £28, 400 less than the price you are intending to pay (£295, 530 was the blended house/flat average). 21A, Longmead Avenue, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 7EF a detached house sold for £395, 000 .

The most cost effective way for you to get a formal house valuation is with a RICS Level 2 Survey (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a Property Valuation Report as a core component.

A RICS surveyor will always attend home in addition to considering the variety of factors that can impact on values.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the unmodernised property we are interested to purchase, it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring - does a surveyor go into detail on the general state of the electrical system?

When carrying out a Great Baddow RICS Level 3 Survey the home surveyor will usually add detail on the condition of the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. A Home surveyor should also issues like where to find the meter or consumer unit. Inspecting the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the RICS Level 2 Survey in Great Baddow. Reporting on any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the RICS Level 2 Survey in Great Baddow .

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise that a periodic test be completed every ten years (5 if letting).

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Great Baddow. What input does a property surveyor in Great Baddow give? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-built Great Baddow structures demonstrate several benefits. Unfortunately, they also show signs of considerable issues, from crypto-florescence to horizontal cracking. For example, diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away and may require immediate attention. O'Brien Ecobuild Ltd may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at Unit 9 St. Austell Bay Business Pk/Par Moor Rd, St. Austell, PL25 3RF or 01726 825160.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like running, or stretcher, bond, to the rare, such sailor bond is a decorative bond featuring vertically oriented bricks with their widest faces parallel to the wall. Consider renegotiating the price of the Great Baddow property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

RICS Level 3 Survey on maisonettes

Is it necessary to commission a full structural survey prior to acquiring a modified, period penthouse maisonette in Great Baddow?

The RICS Level 3 Survey is now the correct term for the Full Structural Survey following its renaming in 2010 by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. The RICS Level 2 Survey is sufficient if investigating a mid century or later unmodified Great Baddow maisonette assembled from typical building materials. The RICS Level 3 Survey would be the appropriate selection for the maisonette described. Once a thorough survey of the accessible parts, a report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) is emailed (pdf format) and posted to you detailing in depth and significant advice concerning the construction materials used on the house. Bear in mind that certain provisos are integral with the survey - RICS chartered surveyor is not in a position to open up the fabric of the maisonette nor can he/she inspect any part that could risk personal injury. Certain external buildings will also be assessed.