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Home Buyers Survey in Haringey

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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 Haringey

    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 Haringey

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

    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 go for a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Haringey and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a RICS Level 3 Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Haringey property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, you should you book a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Haringey property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Haringey Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Haringey residential surveyor search for flood damage?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m properties are exposed to flood damage and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. In addition, the home survey may recommend maintenance.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the home in Haringey or on adjacent sites. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a home survey if the home surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home in Haringey is at risk.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1971-built apartment in Haringey and found cracks down the gable wall. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. New buildings in Haringey and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. In some older structures cracks are revealed in warmer weather , but these should close up in Winter when the materials absorb moisture.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence may be filled in and repainted. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see a sixties house I want to move into it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets; does Haringey survey advise the general state of the electrical system?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Haringey your surveyor should report on the state of the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a hazardous state of repair.

This should include a non invasive check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the unconcealed parts of the wiring or fusebox in addition to potential areas for concern such as if there is an on-peak/off-peak mains supply. Inspecting the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of any recent PIR conducted by an electrician will be part of the survey in Haringey .

The IEE advise that an electrical system check is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to look into gutters? Will the RICS surveyor in Haringey report on this? Can damaged gutters decrease our property's value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, this issue is not given the attention it deserves by home buyers. One indication that downspouts are a cause for concern is mildew in the attic.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A property we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Will your Haringey Home Buyers Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a home. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Haringey surveyor to carry out your RICS Level 2 Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.