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Home Buyers Survey in Oakdale

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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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Download sample RICS Level 2 Survey  RICS Level 2 Survey sample
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Download sample Property Valuation  Property Valuation sample

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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 Oakdale

    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 Oakdale

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

    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

Is it best to have a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey on a property in Oakdale and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Oakdale property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, you should you choose a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Oakdale property's condition as well as advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Oakdale House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there might be painted over asbestos ceilings being found in house. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as fire doors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are deadly and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to break it. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. However they will report on suspected asbestos during the survey and should recommend relevant tests.

Gas flame

Does a chartered surveyor give details on the condition or the safety of the gas heaters?

The will locate and visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the routing of any gas pipes for instance, as well as gas connected installations, for instance balanced flues. However, the Oakdale surveyor will not remove external fittings and he or she won't conduct any tests of any kind on the system. Of course, gas can be deadly, should you have any concerns about gas, call an engineer.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Oakdale, and will the residential surveyor check for signs of flooding?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Oakdale and nationwide, is a serious concern for homeowners. Both property buyers and home owners in areas exposed to flooding are right to be worried. It is strongly recommended that proper precautions are taken, before water damage starts, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. An awareness of characteristics of the Oakdale area likely to affect the home also enables the residential surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the residential surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home is at risk.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated regency home in Oakdale.

Stucco is really a specific type of render. Commonly it is applied to underlying red brick that dries to a smooth stone like appearance. The finish is very grand in appearance and is often found on Victorian and Regency homes. Stucco is often problematic and Oakdale surveyors frequently highlight issues e.g. when there is movement of the wall results in cracks

Another example of problems might result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Resolving problems may be costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.