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Home Buyers Survey in Southwell

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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 Southwell

    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 Southwell

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

    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 choose a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Southwell and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Southwell property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you opt for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Southwell property's general condition as well as advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Southwell Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

English Heritage

I am buying a building near Archbishop'S Palace , will this affect the property's value?

Archbishop'S Palace is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local interest can increase the desirability of an area. Other sites of interest are Oldox Camp, Roman Building E Of Minster and Settlement Site At Morton.. Your RICS surveyor will include all local and regional factors when carrying out the RICS Level 2 Survey in Southwell. See the English Heritage website for further information on Archbishop'S Palace.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick chimney advice for the Tudor house we are purchasing?

Brick-built residential property demonstrate several benefits, but they will also suffer from various issues and defects, such as weathering. A serious concern is thermal movement, particularly on longer walls. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Edwards J, 11 Blair Dr, Bedworth, CV12 0HB on 07850 040117 for a quote for repair work.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales, to the rare, such sailor bond is a decorative bond featuring vertically oriented bricks with their widest faces parallel to the wall, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

RICS Level 3 Survey on apartments

If buying a un-loved period apartment home in Southwell, is it necessary to commission a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now known as a RICS Level 3 Survey. Plump for the RICS Level 3 Survey in relation to the apartment referred to. The RICS Level 2 Survey is enough for a post 1950s Southwell home assembled from normal construction materials and methods. There are certain limitations exist with any residential survey as a local surveyor is not able to open up the fabric of the apartment nor can they inspect under floor (unless accessible).

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller mentioned subsidence may be a problem. Is this a severe danger, and what subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture builds up in the soil, causing the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Cracks to a kitchen wall surface are a clear clue of subsidence, although they could be easily repaired and of little concern. In extreme temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.