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Home Buyers Survey in Rayners Lane

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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 Rayners Lane

    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 Rayners Lane

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

    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 Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey for a property in Rayners Lane and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a RICS Level 3 Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Rayners Lane property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension on the property, you should you carry out a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give you comprehensive details of the Rayners Lane property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Rayners Lane Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing an older barn conversion in Rayners Lane. What consequences will the residence's rafter roof have on repairs?

Some buyers have considered buying a house with personality, like a coach house or converted stable. A building's age, however, can concern buyers. Buildings built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a drain to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Grade I listed property. Mention this to your surveyor for further advice.

Other external areas of the property

In the RICS Level 2 Survey, what will 'E9 - Other' include?

The RICS Level 2 Survey is designed to be user-friendly, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of how concerning each aspect of the report is.

The part of the RICS Level 2 Survey mentions other aspects that do not fit elsewhere in Section E. Your surveyor can provide more details if required. Contact between the conservatory skirting and the soil would be reported here, for example.

RICS Level 3 Survey on houses

Shall I conduct a full structural survey when investing in a extended Edwardian townhouse in Rayners Lane rather than a RICS Level 2 Survey?

Periodically still described as the Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, it is no longer available and has been given a new moniker by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the correct term is now the RICS Level 3 Survey.

The RICS Level 2 Survey has enough detail for a non period Rayners Lane house assembled from typical construction materials and methods i.e. brick/tile. We would suggest that you choose a RICS Level 3 Survey for the house you are considering.

There are one or two limitations exist with any residential survey - the surveyor is not able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, open up the structure of the house or survey where hatches are over 3m above ground.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for English Garden Wall bond maintenance tips - can a Rayners Lane surveyor assist? Does render make a difference?

Brick-walled houses in Rayners Lane can suffer from various issues and defects, from inadequate damp-proofing to horizontal cracking. 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. VT Construction Ltd should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 21 Kellsboro Ave, Wroughton, Swindon, SN4 9HU or 01793 813286.

For home purchasers in Rayners Lane seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like Scottish bond features five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern.