Is it best to go for a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Haddenham and which is the cheapest?
The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a RICS Level 3 Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.
If the Haddenham property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.
If you intend to do any alterations, you should you opt for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Haddenham property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .
For further advice you can get an instant Haddenham Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.
Can we get brick guidelines for upkeep for the Haddenham property we're buying? Does render make a difference?
Brick-constructed structures demonstrate several benefits. However, they can also be affected by considerable issues, such as horizontal cracking. For example, rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered and may require immediate attention. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Prestige Brickwork & Scaffolding, Unit 4 Sanders Lodge Ind Est, Rushden, NN10 6BQ on 01933 413521 for a quote for repair work.
For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include Scottish bond features five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.
Will the qualified RICS surveyor give details on the condition or the safety of the gas mains supply?
A chartered surveyor will visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the gas pipe route as part of the survey, as well as gas affiliated fittings such as the possibility of asbestos. If there are any fittings they will not however be detached. Most people are aware that gas is potentially unsafe, if you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.
We are would like to investing in a detached property in the centre of Haddenham, HP17 for around the £309, 201 mark. What considerations will a surveyor evaluate when valuing house prices in Haddenham ?
There are a great number of factors that can add to or subtract from property values from the tenure to whether there are any conservation area infringements. You can try to put side by side values recorded in the same area for comparable properties.
This means house prices registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £321, 001, which is £11, 800 more than the amount you are paying. The average for houses and flats was £301, 771. The Chestnuts, 28, Bishopstone, Aylesbury, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8SF a detached property was purchased for £335, 000 .
The most accurate way to get a formal home valuation is to get a RICS Level 2 Survey which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) by default.
We noticed cracks along one external wall, is this subsidence? What are the risks, and what subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?
Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. In some older buildings cracks appear in the Summer which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials soak up moisture.
New cracks wider than 3mm to the brickwork or walls on the outside, or noticeable widening cracks which have remained stable for some time, may indicate subsidence. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.
Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.