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Home Buyers Survey in Ramsbottom

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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 Ramsbottom

    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 Ramsbottom

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

    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 book a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey on a home in Ramsbottom and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a RICS Level 3 Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Ramsbottom 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 major works, you should you carry out a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Ramsbottom property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

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RICS Level 2 Survey valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as site clearance) and how is it calculated?

A RICS Level 2 Survey on a Ramsbottom building will include a valuation and a reinstatement cost. To work out an accurate value estimate the surveyor will refer to knowledge of Ramsbottom and other things relating to the property e.g. accommodation The surveyor will also consider construction methods and make certain key assumptions e.g. the building connected to mains services such as electricity.

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.

Additional local area assumptions, for example service connections, are made as well as any significant Ramsbottom environmental concerns like industrial buildings, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact may rainfall have on our new Ramsbottom building? Will the RICS surveyor in Ramsbottom report on this? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Regular rainfall is common in Ramsbottom and across the country, but wet weather and the effect it can have on houses in Ramsbottom are ignored. If you have investigated the house you are buying in the Summer, issues may have been hidden. Signs that rainwater goods are damaged include rotten roofing elements. This could then result in collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

Whether buying in Ramsbottom or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously, unless they are not unblocked on a regular basis. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Ramsbottom, what recommendations will a Ramsbottom surveyor make for a 60s house built from Flemish bond walls? Is age a factor?

Brick homes in Ramsbottom will indicate diverse problems, including frost damaged pointing and badly applied render. For instance, sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall and should be taken very seriously. Osborne Alan may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01634 711158 or 210 Bush Rd, Cuxton, Rochester, ME2 1HF.

A range of styles and techniques of brick building have been used across the country for centuries. E.g. Scottish bond, featuring five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the unmodernised property we are intending to lease, the agent said that there could be corrosion of the wiring. Does a Ramsbottom RICS Level 2 Survey advise the wiring and fusebox?

When carrying out a Home Buyers Survey in Ramsbottom the home surveyor should remark on the electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in a hazardous condition. This should include an overview (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection look-over of the open sections of the wiring and other things, for example verifying the type of any electrical fittings in shower rooms. A check for the evidence of the most recent PIR handled by an electrician will be part of the survey in Ramsbottom. Looking at any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician will be part of the survey in Ramsbottom .