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Home Buyers Survey in Old Coulsdon

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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 Old Coulsdon

    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 Old Coulsdon

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

    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 Old Coulsdon

RICS Level 2 Survey

Should I get a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Old Coulsdon and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a RICS Level 3 Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Old Coulsdon property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you commission a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is less cheap, but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Old Coulsdon property's condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Old Coulsdon Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a house in Old Coulsdon , and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. Will access to the house's roof be difficult to arrange?

This is a common concern for buyers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Many homes could feature torn or punctured damp-proofing, among a range of other roofing issues. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ridge flashing to gables. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like asbestos cement removal, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

RICS Level 3 Survey on houses

Do we need to buy the full structural survey if purchasing a shabby Edwardian home in Old Coulsdon instead of a RICS Level 2 Survey?

Very Often described as a Full Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, this survey is no longer available has actually been re-titled by RICS and the proper name is now the RICS Level 3 Survey. If you are buying an unconventional house e.g. an extended house, this is the most suitable RICS survey to go for. Usually within 2 to 3 days after a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts, a written report is sent to you summarising any far-reaching insight concerning the construction of the house. There are several restrictions with a property survey to be aware of as a RICS surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Old Coulsdon property for example removing secured hatches.

Window frame

In the RICS Level 2 Survey, what impact can a Condition rating 2 have on windows?

The format of the RICS Level 2 Survey is clear and easy to read, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a residence. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm how concerning each aspect of the report is. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the RICS Level 2 Survey to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat. In Old Coulsdon, an example may be a sash window with a damaged mechanism. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.