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Home Buyers Survey in Ruddington

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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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Download sample RICS Level 2 Survey  RICS Level 2 Survey sample
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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 Ruddington

    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 Ruddington

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

    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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Home Buyers Survey in Ruddington

RICS Level 2 Survey

Should we select a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Ruddington and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a RICS Level 3 Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ruddington property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a RICS Level 3 Survey. The RICS Level 3 Survey is not as cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Ruddington property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Ruddington Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Level 2 Survey valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a garage) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A RICS Level 2 Survey on a Ruddington building will include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a rebuilding cost included in the cost of the survey. In order to determine the valuation your RICS valuer will factor in local Ruddington market factors and other considerations relating to the property e.g. desirability of the location. The valuer will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and use key assumptions, for example there being no serious defects.

A RICS Level 3 Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there are no compromising legal problems such as there being no on going disputes. These will be investigated by your solicitor.

Further area assumptions, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to environmental problems like brine mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact will wet weather have on our new building in Ruddington, and does our surveyor mention it? We're concerned about replacement costs.

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the impact high levels of rainfall can have on houses is ignored. Signs that downspouts are blocked include streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering, and may lead to overflowing or blocked sewage. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair fairly cheaply. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a barn conversion. What should be budgeted for repairs?

Some buyers plan to buy a home with character, such as a period conversion. Use of traditional methods, however, can sometimes be an issue. Ruddington property featuring traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Especially for listed buildings, Construction materials, such as original bricks, may be required. Mention this to your surveyor for more information.