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Home Buyers Survey in Lytchett Matravers

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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 Lytchett Matravers

    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 Lytchett Matravers

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

    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 select a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey on a home in Lytchett Matravers and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a RICS Level 3 Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Lytchett Matravers property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you select a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is less cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the Lytchett Matravers property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Lytchett Matravers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The English bond walls on this Victorian terrace is badly worn. What are the possible consequences?

Lytchett Matravers conversions with brick walls can be affected by considerable issues. Your surveyor in Lytchett Matravers should report on these, with advice on the consequences were they to go untreated. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. For more information, contact a local builder, Bansal Building Ltd of 78 Ilford La, Ilford, IG1 2LA on 020 8514 4316.

One example is Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will an infestation affect the purchase price of a house in Lytchett Matravers - Is a Property Survey advisable?

Any questions about pests affecting a Lytchett Matravers property may not be asked by the lawyer.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property. An affected property may not always be easy to identify, for example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Remedies to pest problems can include professional cleaning. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Other external areas of the property

On a RICS Level 2 Survey carried out in Lytchett Matravers what does 'E9' include?

In Lytchett Matravers, examples include ledger board problems. The part of the RICS Level 2 Survey mentions other aspects that do not fit elsewhere in Section E.

The RICS Level 2 Survey is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the RICS Level 2 Survey, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Lytchett Matravers home and am worried about the implications of clay soil. Does a RICS Level 2 Survey discuss soil composition the report?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a home's foundations can create difficulties. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. For example, widening cracks may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Lytchett Matravers, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. 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.