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Home Buyers Survey in Littleborough

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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 Littleborough

    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 Littleborough

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

    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 go for a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Littleborough and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

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

If the Littleborough property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you select a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Littleborough property's general condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Littleborough Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a apartment in Littleborough and spotted cracks down the gable wall. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues will the RICS Level 2 Survey investigate?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. A builder should return to a new structure after time has passed so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

In clay soil regions, drought can cause the water table to drop. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, pulling on the homes foundations and which causes subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the home I am meaning to purchase it appeared that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system, does a Littleborough survey go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When conducting a Littleborough Home Buyers Survey your surveyor should remark on the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in a hazardous state of repair. This will include an overview or examination of any revealed sections of the wiring on top of areas like ascertaining the nature of electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Examining the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey in Littleborough.

House Prices

We are planning to be buying a buy to let flat in OL15. It is on the market for £94, 575. What will a surveyor evaluate when calculating house prices in Littleborough ?

There are a huge number of issues which could affect house prices e.g. the existence of damp or if it is near a potential development. It can help to benchmark prices flat prices achieved in Littleborough at the same time for similar properties. The average flat price recorded at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £74, 375, which is £20, 200 less than the price you are intending to pay. The average factoring in houses and flats was £130, 776. 1A, Winton Street, Littleborough, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL15 8AR a leasehold maisonette sold for £17, 500 .

The most reliable way for you to get a formal home valuation is to get a RICS Level 2 Survey which includes a formal valuation as part of the service. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be loose blue asbestos containing roof tiles at the flat. What are the issues with asbestos, can it be removed, ?

Asbestos is a noxious silicate material. Some types were commonly found in the building materials e.g. ceilings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceiling material. Technically all forms are ultimately pernicious and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to move it and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible. You should never endeavour to get rid of it yourself.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Littleborough survey. Your surveyor will mention suspected asbestos risks and will suggest experts are consulted.