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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 Salford

    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 Salford

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

    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 go for a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey for a home in Salford and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a RICS Level 3 Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Salford property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you choose a RICS Level 3 Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Salford property's state of repair as well as information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Salford Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The seller said that the had been a problem with damp from the leaking roof - What will our chartered surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

Property in and around Salford in otherwise fine condition can still be subject to roof maintenance problems. From gables to wind braces, the roof structure as a whole must be reviewed. Factors like being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

High estimates for roofing jobs (such as loft insulation) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable roofing contractor in the local area. Call Saunders C & A of 10 Kingsley Av, Salford, M7 3HA on 0161-792 1940 to request an estimate.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I should on guard for if purchasing a flat in Salford near Adelphi / Bexley Square conservation area ?

Adelphi / Bexley Square is in a conservation area and has been classified as 'poor' by English Heritage, with high vulnerability and improving. For detailed information visit their website. There are thousands of conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Adelphi / Bexley Square is designated by Salford City Council at Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford, M27 5DA who can be contacted on 01617 944 711. Your surveyor must possess local knowledge of relevant local area factors and the bearing they have on the building. Property Prices will likely be inflated which is down to them being in their original state.

Surveyors are trained to advise you whether the building could be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Salford RICS Level 2 Survey will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are conducted by your conveyancer. Unconsented changes that do not have Local Authority approval should be reported in the Salford survey but these are really more a investigated by your conveyancer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? Is this a severe danger, and what subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor inspect?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be put right. Most homes are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Subsidence-related cracks are in most cases thinner towards the bottom of the crack, if it runs up a wall. In severe environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor take into account on a stucco rendered home in Salford that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact just a specific type of render. Commonly stucco is applied to brick that dries to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The finish is highly attractive and was common on some Victorian properties. It is very like any other render in its constituency. It can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a grid underneath to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Salford RICS Level 2 Surveys can reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems for example trapped moisture leading to internal damp problems needing repair. Other potential problems could include when the application is taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Resolving problems may be difficult as the skills are getting harder to find.

For a local expert contact Veaceslav, 19, Langton St, Salford, M6 5PX Tel. 07448 351529