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Home Buyers Survey in Penwortham

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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 Penwortham

    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 Penwortham

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

    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 I get a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey on a house in Penwortham and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Penwortham property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to make any major works, you should you commission a RICS Level 3 Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Penwortham property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Penwortham House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Penwortham, and think we saw signs of pests in the hallway - What advice should we get?

Penwortham purchasers should know that is not a requirement that a seller to disclose a vermin problem. 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, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Treatment for a serious infestation may include chemical treatment or removal or excision of affected timber.RICS guidelines on the issue of pest problems are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your Penwortham surveyor.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the early 60s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the source of maintenance problems? Will my Penwortham Property Survey look into this?

Clay soil can create numerous issues for home owners, with subsidence being a common example. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Visible results may be anything from cracked plaster to sticking doors. A Penwortham surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the thirties house we intend to acquire, the agent said that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; will the Penwortham surveyor report on electrical defects?

When carrying out a Home Buyers Survey in Penwortham a qualified surveyor will typically report on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state. This should include a by sight examination of open or exposed sections of the wiring and other things like ascertaining the condition of any fixed electrical appliances, e.g. heaters or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Verifying the location of the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician will be part of the RICS Level 2 Survey in Penwortham.

The IEE strongly advise that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be completed every 10 years (5 if letting out).

Damaged Render

What problems will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered regency house in Penwortham.

Stucco is really just a type of render. Typically it is layered over underlying brick that sets to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is highly attractive and is common on some Regency buildings. Stucco is often problematic and Penwortham Home Buyers Suveys can focus on issues for instance horizontal cracking that describes the underlying mortar joints.

Another example of problems can possibly result be when dampness gets in under sills that causes the render detaching. Re-coating problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming rarer.