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Home Buyers Survey in Penshaw

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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 Penshaw

    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 Penshaw

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

    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 choose a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Penshaw and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Penshaw property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension on the property, you should you carry out a RICS Level 3 Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Penshaw property's condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Penshaw Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of if buying a property in the region a refuse tip

Landfill Sites take many forms including industrial waste. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Worries include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health concerns like congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveys in Penshaw will find structural defects connected with the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark data sets in addition to Sunderland Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

RICS Level 3 Survey on houses

As it is more expensive, what is the reason to go for the full structural survey when acquiring a modified mid terrace property near Penshaw over a RICS Level 2 Survey?

Conventionally described as a Full Structural Survey by many, this survey is no longer available has actually been reclassified by RICS and the correct term is now the RICS Level 3 Survey. Choose a RICS Level 3 Survey if you are thinking of buying the house outlined. The RICS Level 2 Survey has enough detail if investigating a mid century or later Penshaw house made out of normal building materials. Be aware that certain limitations exist with a property survey because a qualified RICS surveyor will not be able to (unless owners consent provided) open up the structure of the house nor can he/she inspect no ladder available for flat roofs.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Penshaw, what recommendations will the surveyor make for residences built from Dutch bond brick? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick-constructed homes in Penshaw do benefit from many advantages, but they can also be subject to distinct issues, such as signs of movement. For instance, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and should be taken very seriously. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Woolley Lee, 44 Keswick Rd, Solihull, B92 7PH on 0121-242 6159 for a quote for repair work.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include ornate Della Robbia bond paving.