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Home Buyers Survey in New Malden

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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 New Malden

    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 Malden

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

    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, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in New Malden and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a RICS Level 3 Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the New Malden property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you choose a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is less cheap however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the New Malden property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant New Malden Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect said there is a possibility of a white asbestos toilet cistern at the property. What is asbestos, is it hazardous and does the home survey inspect it?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous material. Some types are found in the building materials including ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceiling material. Technically all forms are carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful not to move asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. They will mention possible asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a apartment in New Malden and saw evidence of a gap below the skirting board in the lounge. What subsidence issues will the home survey reveal?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be repaired on a reasonable budget. The builder will likely return to a new home after some months in order to make repairs.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and can sometimes become unstable and begin to slide downward. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, 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.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Roof defects identified during a survey

One of the neighbours said that the had been a problem with cracked supports, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What will our home surveyor look for?

Local property that are otherwise ideal can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer issues with the roof. From the rafters to the collar ties, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in New Malden, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the RICS Level 3 Surveyors will look for a range of signs, including being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

The expense of replacement of a failed dormer, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a local contractor for the job itself.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we would be advised to look out for if planning to buy a converted flat in New Malden near a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of conservation areas throughout the country which are overseen by local councils.

A RICS Level 3 Surveyors must possess local knowledge of local issues and any relation may have on the property. Property Prices is, more often than not, greater due to the areas being unspoilt. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in a poor state e.g. badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

RICS surveyors can be expected to note if the planned purchase looks to be is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your RICS Level 2 Survey will suggest further investigations are conducted by your solicitor. Unconsented developments to the building will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for the lawyer.