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Home Buyers Survey in New Eltham

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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 New Eltham

    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 New Eltham

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

    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 opt for a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey on a house in New Eltham and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a RICS Level 3 Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the New Eltham property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is less cheap however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the New Eltham property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant New Eltham Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled homes generate high upkeep costs for residents? Are there specific defects to consider, and what does the survey cover?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of buildings in New Eltham. Issues including delaminated or cracked paintwork affect many stone-walled buildings in New Eltham. Stone quarried in the area is common to local buildings in New Eltham, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

Window frame

In a New Eltham RICS Level 2 Survey what effect can a an amber light rating have on 'E5 - Windows' ?

An example defect for this is any broken glass windows. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. RICS Level 2 Survey are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the impact on the property individual defects may have. An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. The structured format for the RICS Level 2 Survey is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any property buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there might be painted over asbestos ceilings being found in house. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous material. Some types may be in building materials for example acoustic ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good fire retarding properties, it may be found in patching compounds. Technically all forms are ultimately carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken never to break asbestos and professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. Your New Eltham surveyor should note suspected asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I should check out if intending to buy a building in New Eltham in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by local authorities. New Eltham surveyors need to have local knowledge of local factors and the relation may have on the building and its value. The value of homes is, more often than not, higher than non conservation area equivalents because of them being in their original state. However many have fallen into a state e.g. the unsightly effect of billboard advertising

RICS surveyors can be expected to note whether the location is/might be so designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the New Eltham RICS Level 2 Survey will advise further enquiries are carried out by your solicitor. Unapproved extensions to the building will also be noted but these are really more a concern for the solicitor.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in New Eltham, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What should we do about roof repairs?

Property in New Eltham with no other major issues can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer issues with the roof. Every element should be checked, e.g. gables. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in New Eltham, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the New Eltham surveyors will look for a range of signs, including amateur repairs.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as laying tar paper or felt) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.