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Home Buyers Survey in Seaford

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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 Seaford

    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 Seaford

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

    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 book a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Seaford and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Seaford property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you opt for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Seaford property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Seaford Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when purchasing a building next to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms including hazardous refuse. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks include complex organic chemicals. Potential health issues like congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Seaford surveyors will examine structural problems resulting from the landfill. Your lawyer will commission environmental searches of the British Geological data sets as well as Lewes Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed cracks across the render on the outside walls when we last viewed the flat. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related matters will the Property Surveyor consider?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement generally happens in newer buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. Many homes in Seaford are constructed from a range of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

In clay soil regions, a dry spell will lower the water table. This dries out, causing the clay to contract, putting a strain on the foundations and which causes subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Conservation area

Will there be any things we would be advised to look out for when purchasing a period property in Seaford in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are governed by the local authority. Surveyors in Seaford are required by RICS to possess knowledge of local considerations and the effect may have with the property and its value. House prices are usually higher than non conservation area equivalents which is down to them retaining original features. However many conservation areas are falling into a state for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors are expected tell you if the property is/might be within a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Seaford RICS Level 2 Survey will advise suitable questions are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Out of keeping modifications to the property may be reported, however these should be concern for your legal representative.

English Heritage

I am intending to buy a building near Barracks At Cuckmere Haven , will this affect the property's value?

Barracks At Cuckmere Haven is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance will usually enhance the attractiveness of an area. Other nearby monuments of importance are Dovecote At Charleston Manor, Medieval Crypt and Church Street.. The surveyor will consider all local and regional factors when conducting RICS Level 2 Survey in Seaford. Refer to the English Heritage site for more details on Barracks At Cuckmere Haven.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will insects affect the purchase price of a property - What can we do?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Seaford building may not be raised during the conveyancing. Regrettably, infestations can seriously reduce the value of a property and put your health in danger. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, a moth infestation may not be found for months after purchase, and even if treated, may never be fully eradicated. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take.RICS guidelines on the issue of infestations are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your Seaford surveyor.