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Home Buyers Survey in New Wanstead

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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 Wanstead

    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 Wanstead

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

    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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Home Buyers Survey in New Wanstead

RICS Level 2 Survey

Is it best to have a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in New Wanstead and which is cheaper?

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

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

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you book a RICS Level 3 Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the New Wanstead property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a New Wanstead Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in New Wanstead, and the home's foundations have been built on clay soil. What should we expect a RICS Level 3 Survey to include? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home in New Wanstead can have unwanted consequences, with moisture changes in the soil and soil swelling being relatively common. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a structure, such as a sticking door in the lounge. During the RICS Level 2 Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be signs of asbestos textured coatings situated in the building. What is asbestos and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous mineral. Some types may be in building materials including water tanks.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in sprayed on coatings. Technically all forms are ultimately dangerous and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to disturb the asbestos and professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on possible asbestos and will offer advice.

RICS Level 2 Survey valuation

Does a RICS Level 3 Survey in New Wanstead include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a boundary wall) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A RICS Level 2 Survey on a New Wanstead building will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost. To ascertain the value of the property your independent surveyor will refer to in depth understanding of the New Wanstead market and other considerations relating to the property e.g. accommodation Surveyors also evaluate construction methods and draw upon other assumptions such as the property is connected to mains services such as gas. Surveyors ignore certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further New Wanstead assumptions, for example connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like railways, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A RICS Level 3 Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a New Wanstead building but are worried about pests. What advice should we get?

Houses are not usually impacted by serious cases of pest problems, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. This issue should be taken seriously. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour said that mould had been a concern, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. Will access to the roof be an issue?

This is a common concern for New Wanstead home buyers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Many residential properties can often hide difficulties with the roof. From wind braces to decking, many parts of the roof and loft should be investigated. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

An expensive quote for roofing jobs (such as loft insulation) 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. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.