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Home Buyers Survey in Southwater

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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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Download sample RICS Level 2 Survey  RICS Level 2 Survey sample
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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 Southwater

    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 Southwater

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

    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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Home Buyers Survey in Southwater

RICS Level 2 Survey

Should we opt for a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Southwater and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a RICS Level 3 Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Southwater property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you select a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give a thorough analysis of the Southwater property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Southwater House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Level 2 Survey valuation

Does the Southwater home survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and what does it include?

RICS Level 2 Surveys include a valuation as well as a reinstatement cost. To be able to determine the value of the property your RICS valuer will take into account local property market knowledge and other considerations about the property e.g. desirability of the location. Surveyors also evaluate construction methods and make certain other assumptions such as the property isn't on a land fill site. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area conjectures, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like local Southwater industrial considerations, which will also be factored in.

A RICS Level 3 Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a building next to a refuse tip

Landfill Sites take many forms including inert refuse. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Concerns include tars and other hazardous materials. Health issues for example congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveys in Southwater will find any structural issues linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases and Horsham Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Southwater and are looking for homes constructed with brick. What directions can a Southwater property surveyor offer? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-constructed properties in Southwater do benefit from many advantages compared to other building materials, but they can also be subject to numerous defects, such as defective mortar. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Brewster Tony of 40 The Westlands, Sunderland, SR4 7RR on 07708 976438.

For example, English garden wall bond or Flemish bond may be used in the construction of properties in Southwater. The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.