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Home Buyers Survey in Hale Barns

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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 Hale Barns

    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 Hale Barns

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

    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

Is it best to have a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Hale Barns and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a RICS Level 3 Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Hale Barns property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to make an extension, RICS recommend you choose a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Hale Barns property's state of repair along with information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Hale Barns House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a concern of asbestos boilers present in property. Is this a major concern?

Asbestos is a dangerous material. Some types may be in building materials e.g. rain water goods. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in gutters.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful never to break the asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a Hale Barns home survey. However they will mention suspected asbestos and will offer advice.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I should check out when buying a flat in Hale Barns inside a conservation area?

There are many thousands official conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local authorities. Your surveyor are required by RICS to have local knowledge of relevant local considerations and the effect they have with the property and its value. Property values is generally greater due to them retaining original features. However many are falling into a state e.g. increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

Property surveyors can be expected to inform you if the house could be within a conservation area and Section I of a RICS Level 2 Survey will advise the proper questions are conducted during the legal process. Unauthorised extensions that do not have Local Authority approval should be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by your lawyer.

RICS Level 3 Survey on houses

Are there any benefits in upgrading to the full structural survey rather than a RICS Level 2 Survey when considering a un-loved home?

Although they are often called Structural Surveys by many they have been superseded by RICS Level 3 Survey If buying an unusual Hale Barns property, for example a neglected house, RICS Level 3 Survey is the correct property survey. It details comprehensive and often critical professional advice about the buildings condition on top of any needs for future maintenance, following a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building. Out buildings and boundary walls will, in addition, be reported on as part of the process.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a stucco house in Hale Barns that I wish to buy.

Stucco is a sort of flat finish render. Commonly stucco render is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) that dries to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The coating is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian properties for example. it can be prone to defect and Hale Barns RICS Level 2 Surveys sometimes report any number of problems for instance when movement of the underlying wall results in cracks.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under the eaves. Re-covering problems may be surprisingly expensive as skilled tradesmen are getting rarer.