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Home Buyers Survey in Oxton

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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 Oxton

    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 Oxton

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

    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 go for a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey on a home in Oxton and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a RICS Level 3 Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Oxton property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise 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 less cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the Oxton property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Oxton Survey Quote online or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a property close to a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. non-hazardous waste disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include structurally instability. Health problems like cancer have been associated to landfill sites .

Oxton RICS surveyors will examine any structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the British Geological data sets as well as Selby Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should wet conditions have on our new Oxton home? Will the Oxton RICS Level 3 Survey report on this? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Regular rainfall is common in Oxton and across the country, but the effect which damp weather has on a house is rarely considered properly by house purchasers. If you have investigated the residence on a clear day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that rainwater goods are blocked include spalling on walls around drainage, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive.However, the damage caused, where not maintained, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Oxton might be a problem. What subsidence-related defects will my RICS Level 2 Survey look into?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses will experience cracking at some stage. Many homes are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Oxton homes. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay-rich soil, as moisture is taken up from the ground by plant life. On the inside, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations I need to check out when planning to buy an extended house in Oxton near a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Oxton surveyors must have local knowledge of local issues and any bearing they have with the building. Property values will likely be enhanced due to them being in their original state. However many are falling into a state for example - unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Property surveyors are trained to tell you whether the location could be is designated and Section I of the RICS Level 2 Survey will recommend further enquiries are carried out by your conveyancer. Unauthorised modifications to the property may also be commented on but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser.