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Home Buyers Survey in Rothbury

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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 Rothbury

    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 Rothbury

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

    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 for a house in Rothbury and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a RICS Level 3 Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Rothbury property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you go for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Rothbury property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Rothbury Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

External walls

On a Rothbury RICS Level 2 Survey, what effect will a Condition Rating 1 have on main walls?

The RICS Level 2 Survey is designed to be user-friendly. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the residence is in a good state. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. The structured format for the RICS Level 2 Survey is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any property buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

A fairly common example may be walls built with hollow bricks that have been laid improperly on their sides. The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated there could be asbestos textured coatings being found in property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous substance. Some types were commonly found in the building materials including soil vent pipes.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in rain water goods. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are deadly and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful never to displace it and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos during the survey. However they will report on possible asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) house in Rothbury.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really just a type of render. Usually it is applied to brick to form a smooth stone like surface. The effect is very beautiful and is found on Victorian and Regency homes. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in Rothbury frequently highlight defects for example, lateral hairline cracking that follows the mortar lines between the brick. Other issues may be when dampness gets in beneath flashings which causes detachment requiring raking back and reapplying. Fixing Stucco problems may be expensive as renderers are getting rarer.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we would be advised to look into if intending to buy a flat in Rothbury in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are governed by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Rothbury are required by RICS to have relevant knowledge of local issues and any bearing they have with the property and its value. The value of homes is typically higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of the areas retaining their original character. However a large number have fallen into disrepair e.g. increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

Property surveyors are trained to tell you whether the building is or might be in a conservation area and Section I of your RICS Level 2 Survey will recommend suitable questions are conducted by your legal representation. Unapproved modifications that do not have Local Authority approval may also be commented on, however these should be investigated by your lawyer.