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Home Buyers Survey in Newquay

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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 Newquay

    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 Newquay

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

    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 I select a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey on a house in Newquay and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a RICS Level 3 Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Newquay property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, you should you book a RICS Level 3 Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give you comprehensive details of the Newquay property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Newquay House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems I should verify when planning to buy an extended house in Newquay near a conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 of designated conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by the local council.

Home Buyers Surveys in Newquay need to have local knowledge of relevant local area issues and the bearing they have with the home and its value. Prices will be significantly higher as a result of the areas retaining original features.

Property surveyors are trained to tell you if the property is possibly is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Newquay RICS Level 2 Survey will suggest further enquiries are carried out by your legal adviser. Unsympathetic extensions that do not have Local Authority approval may also be advised, however these should be investigated by your lawyer. Ralph & Co Solicitors Llp are based in 20 Cliff Road, Cornwall, Cornwall, TR7 1SG should be prepared to tell you what to look out for. Tel: 01637 872218

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Newquay property built in the mid 30s, but it has clay foundations. Can the Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Signs like warped window frames in the bedroom can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like checking that the downpipe drains correctly.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Newquay Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered regency home in Newquay.

Stucco is in fact just a sort of flat finish render. Normally it is layered over underlying brick that sets to a smooth stone like surface. The coating is very aesthetic and is often found on Victorian and Georgian properties. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors can show any number of problems e.g. trapped moisture culminating in problems with damp.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might involve attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet underlying brickwork. Resolving Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

RICS Level 2 Survey valuation

Does a RICS Level 3 Survey in Newquay include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how is it calculated?

The RICS Level 2 Survey contains a property valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. In order to determine the property's value the valuer will refer to awareness of the Newquay property market and other things relating to the property for instance: general condition The valuer will also consider style of architecture and will make certain other assumptions e.g. no contamination in or from ground.

A RICS Level 3 Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further Newquay conjectures, such as use of communal facilities or services, are made in addition to Newquay environmental concerns like nearby pubs, which are also considered as part of the valuation.