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Home Buyers Survey in Oakhill

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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 Oakhill

    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 Oakhill

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

    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 get a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey for a house in Oakhill and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a RICS Level 3 Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Oakhill property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to carry out an extension on the property, RICS advise you commission a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Oakhill property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Oakhill House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a house and the owner has suggested that it has been partially constructed with Wooton stone. What related issues must we watch out for?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of property in Oakhill. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to property in Oakhill, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for elements such as the junctions of external walls. Maintenance tips include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

Purchasers renovating property in Oakhill should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. To source stone quarried in Oakhill, you can contact local suppliers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Oakhill, and think we saw signs of bugs in the bedroom - What should we do?

Pests like woodworm may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Oakhill. This matter should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies to insect infestation can include professional cleaning. If you believe woodworm, or any pest, may be present, request that your chartered surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're buying in Oakhill. Is there a flood risk, and will the property surveyor inquire into possible flooding, or if nearby homes have been affected?

Overflowing rivers, rain and insufficient drainage can cause water damage caused by flooding, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for residences in flood-risk areas. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. An awareness of characteristics of the Oakhill area likely to affect the Oakhill house also enables the property surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The property surveyor may ask the estate agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Fortunately, no recent flood alerts were found for Oakhill, according to the Environment Agency.

*Information accurate 04/01/13

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to consider drainage? Could it affect the property value?

Regular rainfall is common in Oakhill and across the country, but damp weather and the effect it can have on your property are not given enough thought by house purchasers. Signs that gutters are damaged include "gushing" gutters. Blocked rainwater goods can result in penetrating damp.

Luckily, guttering issues are usually easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.