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Home Buyers Survey in Otford

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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 Otford

    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 Otford

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

    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 get a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey for a house in Otford and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a RICS Level 3 Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you intend to make any major works on the property, RICS advise you opt for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is less cheap but it will give you comprehensive details of the Otford property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Otford Survey Quote or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns I would be advised to be aware of if planning to buy a property in Otford in conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with the local council. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local area factors and the bearing they have on the home. House prices are usually more than prices outside the area because of them being preserved. However many of them are falling into have fallen into shoddy condition e.g. ugly satellite dishes

Surveyors will inform you whether the location is or might be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a RICS Level 2 Survey will advise the proper questions are raised by the conveyancing solicitor. Unapproved modifications that do not have Local Authority approval will also be advised, however these should be concern for your lawyer. D Fisher & Co are a local firm situated at 40 High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 8BJ will be able to advise. Tel: 1732884299

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a dovecot. What effect will the age have on regular maintenance?

Many purchasers would like to own property with real personality. For traditionally-built Otford property, age, however, can often be problematic, and Buildings built with traditional methods can be a drain to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Especially for listed buildings, Traditional materials may be required. This may end up costing more than initially budgeted. If you have doubts, speak to your Otford surveyor for further advice.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to consider gutters? Also, if there is a problem, will they be expensive to fix?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact high levels of rainfall can have on buildings is not considered by home buyers. For example, spalling masonry suggest that the downspouts are blocked.

Whether buying in Otford or elsewhere, difficult downspouts does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to remedy, unless they are poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a property near to a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes e.g. hazardous refuse. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Concerns include methane gas generation .

RICS Level 3 Survey and valuations in Otford will note structural issues linked to the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases in addition to Sevenoaks Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .