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Home Buyers Survey in Shenstone

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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 Shenstone

    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 Shenstone

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

    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 Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey for a home in Shenstone and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a RICS Level 3 Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Shenstone property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to make significant alterations, it would be better that you carry out a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Shenstone property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Shenstone House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor suggested subsidence is a concern. What are the risks, and what can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures experience some minor cracking. New buildings in Shenstone and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. A builder should return to a new structure within a few months in order to make repairs.

Cracks are a clear sign of subsidence, but they may entirely benign. In serious conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, 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. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

House Prices

What things will a surveyor evaluate when estimating house prices in Shenstone on a RICS valuation ?

There is a near endless list of things which could affect property values for instance any number of structural defects or the number and size of bedrooms at the home. .

The most accurate way for you to get an independent house valuation is to commission a RICS Level 2 Survey which includes a Property Valuation Report as a core component. A RICS surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

Damaged Render

What will my Chartered Surveyor consider on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency house in Shenstone which we wish to buy.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is smooth type of solid render. Typically stucco render is applied to underlying brick that dries to a very smooth surface. The effect is highly grand in appearance and is often found on Regency buildings for example. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors commonly focus on defects for example, horizontal visible cracking that describes the lines of mortar in the brickwork

Another example of problems could be when moisture gets in below flashings that results in detachment requiring raking back and reapplying. Re-covering Stucco problems may be surprisingly expensive as skilled tradesmen are becoming rarer.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Shenstone and are looking for property built with brick chimney. What directions can you offer?

Brick residential property in Shenstone will indicate several common problems, from moisture damage to sulphate expansion. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey, with solutions or likely results if they are not resolved. An issue of particular concern is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. Williams Mark Building Contractor should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 13 Ashville Ave, Scarborough, YO12 7NF or 01723 360984.

Shenstone home purchasers may need to consider that a broad range of techniques are used in properties built throughout the ages, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. Consider renegotiating the price of the Shenstone property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is damp weather an issue in Shenstone? Where there is work that needs to be done, what should we do?

I find it odd that the impact wet weather can have on Shenstone buildings is usually overlooked by purchasers. If you have only seen the residence in dry weather, defects may not have been obvious, and may lead to rotten roof timbers. Whether buying in Shenstone or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if caught early. If not cleared out regularly, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.