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Home Buyers Survey in South Hornchurch

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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 South Hornchurch

    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 South Hornchurch

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

    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 choose a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in South Hornchurch and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a RICS Level 3 Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the South Hornchurch property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the South Hornchurch property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a South Hornchurch House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Can your RICS Level 2 Survey consider this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a building. Visible results may be anything from cracks along the drawing room wall to sticking window frames. Steps like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

RICS Level 3 Survey on houses

Should we opt for a full structural survey if purchasing a dilapidated forties bungalow near South Hornchurch rather than a RICS Level 2 Survey?

Frequently called a Full Structural Survey by many, it is no longer offered has actually been reclassified by RICS and the correct term is now the RICS Level 3 Survey. When buying a modified property like an older South Hornchurch house, RICS Level 3 Survey is the correct survey to have carried out. After an exhaustive inspection of the accessible parts of the house a written report (digital and written copy) will be posted and emailed to the client providing in depth and serious insight concerning the construction of the property. There are one or two limitations with any residential survey to bear in mind because a local surveyor is not able to force or open up the fabric of the South Hornchurch building, an example being the removing secured panels.

Damaged Render

What problems will my Surveyor examine on a stucco regency house in South Hornchurch.

Stucco is in fact just dense render. Commonly it is applied to brick hardens to an even finish. The coating is very appealing and is was often applied to Georgian houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and South Hornchurch RICS Level 2 Surveys frequently reveal defects for example, water trapped under paint coatings which cannot escape. Other issues can possibly result be when moisture enters under windows that causes large areas of detachment. Re-covering Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.