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Home Buyers Survey in Heswall

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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 Heswall

    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 Heswall

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

    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 I book a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey on a home in Heswall and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a RICS Level 3 Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Heswall property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is less cheap however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Heswall property's condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Heswall Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick chimney maintenance advice for the converted apartment we are buying?

Brick-built Heswall properties feature several advantages. Unfortunately, they also suffer from distinct issues. These can include weathering or sulphate attack. Your chartered surveyor would usually include these, with repair advice also supplied. An issue of particular concern is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. Bish J may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 2 Church La, Southwick, Brighton, BN42 4GD or 01273 597232.

As an example, English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and short faces of bricks. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

RICS Level 3 Survey on maisonettes

Should I pay a higher price for a full structural survey, instead of a RICS Level 2 Survey on a maisonette ?

The RICS Level 3 Survey is now the correct term for the Full Structural Survey following its new title a while ago by RICS. This is now the right choice if buying an unconventional maisonette like a dilapidated maisonette in Heswall. It will provide comprehensive and far-reaching information about the buildings state of repair along with any technical details after a thorough inspection. .

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a home in Heswall and the seller has suggested that it has been partially constructed with Portland stone. Are there specific matters to consider?

Poor use of coating can often cause problems for property with stone walls. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Will my Heswall House Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a house. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property'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 Heswall surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.