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Home Buyers Survey in Holt

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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 Holt

    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 Holt

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

    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 opt for a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey for a house in Holt and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a RICS Level 3 Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Holt property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, you should you book a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Holt property's general condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Holt Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

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When we saw the mid-century home we are intending to acquire it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring - does a the surveyor report on electrical defects?

During a Holt Home Survey a surveyor will usually add detail on the state of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair.

This should include a visual view of the accessible sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as other things, for example whether there is an on-peak/off-peak supply or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by an electrician will usually be part of the survey in Holt. Looking at any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the RICS Level 2 Survey in Holt .

The IEE suggest a Periodic Inspection be completed every 10 years (5 if renting out). For nearby Holt help from a qualified electrician call Power M T , 30 Norwich Rd, Holt, NR25 6SQ .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Holt? Will the Home Survey consider this?

Whether a house was built in 1706 or 2006, factors as varied as snow or rising damp can create costs and inconvenience for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a number of issues. Issues range from groundwater level variations to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Visible results may be anything from separation of the skirting board from the floor to a hard-to-open bathroom door. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Holt, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. 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.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a property in Holt, does the RICS surveyor check possible flood damage?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Holt and nationwide, is a serious concern for property owners, and house purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. the use of lime-based plaster on walls. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the chartered surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the house is at risk.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw the driveway surface is broken and uneven, is this subsidence? What solutions are to available to remedy this?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Buyers in Holt should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. Many homes in Holt are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Cracks that appear without warning could indicate subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.