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Home Buyers Survey in Sawston

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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 Sawston

    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 Sawston

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

    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 we get a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Sawston and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a RICS Level 3 Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Sawston property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works on the property, you should you select a RICS Level 3 Survey instead. The RICS Level 3 Survey is less cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Sawston property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Sawston Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our agent said that mould had been a concern - What does a surveyor in Sawston keep an eye out for during the investigation?

This is often asked by buyers in Sawston who know that homes can be blighted by problems like poor insulation. From ridge flashing to rafters, the roof structure as a whole will be taken into account. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Sawston, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the RICS Level 3 Surveyors will look for a range of signs, including amateur repairs.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Sawston, but it is a health and safety necessity. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a builder can provide one.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Sawston, and will the RICS Level 2 Survey look for possible flooding?

A wide variety of factors can cause floods, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity; sensible owners and buyers in Sawston are right to consider precautions. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the home or on adjacent sites. The residential surveyor will usually recommend that the buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Damaged Render

What defects will a RICS Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency house in Sawston.

Stucco is a form of render. Usually stucco is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth stone like surface. The coating is very grand in appearance and is found on Victorian buildings. Stucco is often problematic and Sawston Home Buyers Suveys commonly report issues e.g. when there is movement of the underlying wall causes cracking of the surface. Other issues might result from the heavy loads such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Remedying Stucco problems may be costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will bugs affect the purchase price of a property. Is a RICS Level 2 Survey advisable?

Sawston homes are not usually impacted by serious cases of pests, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. Regrettably, pests can be costly to fix and put your health in danger. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Remedies to insect infestation can include use of poison. Your Sawston surveyor may report on signs of infestation, especially if you have raised your concerns beforehand.