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Home Buyers Survey in North Ferriby

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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 North Ferriby

    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 North Ferriby

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

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    Property Valuation Report in North Ferriby

    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 go for a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey on a home in North Ferriby and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a RICS Level 3 Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the North Ferriby property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you commission a RICS Level 3 Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey but it does give a more detailed analysis of the North Ferriby property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant North Ferriby House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that North Ferriby homes built on clay soil can experience problems. What should we expect a North Ferriby Home Buyers Survey to include?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a property. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a North Ferriby property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a North Ferriby surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw that there is a 19mm crack above the windows in the cellar when we last viewed the apartment. What are the risks, and what subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey consider?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings will experience cracking at some stage, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension In some older buildings cracks appear in the Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract and draw in water.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and may become unstable and start to slip downhill. On the inside, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. 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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in North Ferriby, and does our RICS surveyor in North Ferriby mention it? And could it affect the property value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the effect which damp weather has on North Ferriby houses is rarely considered properly. If you have only been to the house you are buying in on a sunny day, obvious defects may be harder to find. If you have doubts, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Fortunately, problems with drains are usually easy to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Substandard guttering

For the North Ferriby RICS Level 2 Survey, what effect will a green light rating have on rainwater pipes and gutters?

Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the residence is in a good state. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed. The drainage system is inspected visually. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the RICS Level 2 Survey defects in the sewer system. Loose or damaged gutters is one example.