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Home Buyers Survey in Plymstock

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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 Plymstock

    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 Plymstock

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

    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 opt for a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey for a property in Plymstock and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a RICS Level 3 Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Plymstock property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you choose a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Plymstock property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Plymstock Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 08000327649 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a flat in the region a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. commercial waste material disposal. Nobody ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example .

Surveys in Plymstock will flag up structural issues linked to the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database and Plymouth Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

RICS Level 2 Survey valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what does it include?

The RICS Level 2 Survey contains an impartial valuation and a reinstatement cost as an integral part of the report. To properly appraise the market value your chartered surveyor will pair knowledge of Plymstock and other considerations relating to the property for instance: size The surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and make certain other assumptions such as there being no serious defects. Surveyors don't value certain things like furnishings, for example curtains. The valuation is also on the basis that there aren't any costly legal issues like no laws are broken by use of property. Such concerns will be clarified by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local area conjectures, such as use of parking or service connections, are made in addition to Plymstock environmental concerns like brine mining activity, also being considered. A RICS Level 3 Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Conservation area

Are there any issues we need to consider if purchasing a converted flat in Plymstock in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local councils.

A RICS Level 3 Surveyors must possess relevant knowledge of local area factors and any relation may have on the home and its value. The price of property will likely be significantly higher because of the areas retaining original features. However many of them are falling into have fallen into disrepair e.g. unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

RICS surveyors will advise you if the home looks to be is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the RICS Level 2 Survey will advise further investigations are conducted by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unauthorised modifications to the building may be commented on but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser. Thornleys are a local firm situated at 246/247 Dean Cross Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL9 7AZ should be happy to advise. Tel: 01752 406977