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Home Buyers Survey in Harold Wood

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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 Harold Wood

    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 Harold Wood

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

    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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Home Buyers Survey in Harold Wood

RICS Level 2 Survey

Should we have a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Harold Wood and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Harold Wood property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications on the Harold Wood property, it would be better that you go for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Harold Wood property's state of repair as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Harold Wood Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Level 2 Survey valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as professional fees) and how is it calculated?

The RICS Level 2 Survey contains a valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost as standard. To properly appraise the market value your RICS valuer will call upon knowledge of Harold Wood and other things relating to the property for instance: number of bedrooms. Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and will make certain key assumptions e.g. the building connected to mains services such as electricity. Surveyors don't factor in certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further area assumptions, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or issues with access, are made in addition to environmental issues like industrial buildings, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A RICS Level 3 Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Flemish bond walls on this Tudor house is badly worn. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-built Harold Wood conversions do benefit from many advantages. Unfortunately, they also be affected by distinct issues, such as sulphate attack. Your chartered surveyor can investigate these as part of their report, with directions for remedy. One particularly serious issue is damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork. Cedar Bricklaying Contractors may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 029 2088 5939 or 18 Clos Y Cedr, Pwllypant, Caerphilly, CF83 3RL.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include diapering' (using contrast and varied colours of bricks to enliven a plain surface).

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a farmhouse. Will the home's age be a problem?

Many purchasers have considered buying a home with character, such as a coach house or converted stable. For houses in Harold Wood built before the 20th Century, age, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Homes built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a drain to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for Grade I listed property, Materials suitable for the work may be required.