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Home Buyers Survey in Macclesfield

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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 Macclesfield

    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 Macclesfield

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

    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 we select a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey for a home in Macclesfield and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a RICS Level 3 Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Macclesfield property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to do any an extension, it would be better that you go for a RICS Level 3 Survey. The RICS Level 3 Survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Macclesfield property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Macclesfield Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a apartment in Macclesfield and saw that the basement door frame was skewed. Is this a urgent risk, and what subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. In some older homes cracks may be visible in the Summer months , and in Winter these will close when the materials absorb moisture.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Macclesfield. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe or mains pipe will wash soil away from the foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. 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. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Gas flame

Will the chartered surveyor look into the serviceability of the gas heaters?

A chartered surveyor will visually check out the easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the gas pipe route for instance, in addition to gas associated fittings, for instance chimney linings. Any external fittings or housings won't actually be taken off. The gas system will not be tested at all. Gas is potentially fatal and if there are any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Cheshire based local firms include Marie Fortnum T/A The Lady Plumber of 393, Park Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire Tel. 07824 663203 and BP & Sons of 12 Barnard Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire Tel. 07595996618.

RICS Level 2 Survey valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a boundary wall) and what does it include?

A RICS Level 2 Survey on a Macclesfield building will include a professional valuation and a "reinstatement cost". To work out the value of the property your chartered surveyor will factor in knowledge of Macclesfield as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. number of bedrooms The RICS surveyor will also consider construction type and use key assumptions, for example there are no dangerous materials.

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

Further Macclesfield assumptions, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any environmental problems like mining activity, also being considered.


For the Macclesfield RICS Level 2 Survey, what impact will a Condition rating 2 have on conservatory and porches?

Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however.

One example issue could be settlement or other movement in a conservatory. Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. The type and condition of these parts should also be reported on.