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Home Buyers Survey in Sawbridgeworth

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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 Sawbridgeworth

    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 Sawbridgeworth

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

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

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

If the Sawbridgeworth property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications on the property, RICS advise you choose a RICS Level 3 Survey instead. The RICS Level 3 Survey is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Sawbridgeworth property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Sawbridgeworth Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a renovated farmhouse in Sawbridgeworth. Will repairs costs be higher?

Many purchasers would like to own a unique or characterful property. For houses in Sawbridgeworth built before the 20th Century, age, however, can create issues for homeowners. Homes employing traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be an infestation at the property we're buying, but we are not certain. Should we get a surveyor?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. Evidence may not be easy to find, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Remedies to pest problems can include insecticides or removal of infected furniture. If you believe vermin, or any pest, may be present, request that your surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor look at the state of repair of the gas supply?

Your local surveyor will visually survey any accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the meter is in an escape route as part of the Sawbridgeworth survey, in addition to gas affiliated fittings for example - prefabricated flues. Any external fittings or housings won't be taken off. Needless to say, gas can be fatal, if you have any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 require that all landlords are legally required to conduct appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties are severe .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw that there is a 28mm crack above the windows in the dining room, is this subsidence? Is this a serious concern, and what solutions are to available to resolve this?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Buyers in Sawbridgeworth should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. In some older homes cracks appear in the Summer that close up in the Winter when the materials contract and draw in water.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel content, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.