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Home Buyers Survey in Stanford Le Hope

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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 Stanford Le Hope

    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 Stanford Le Hope

    The RICS Level 3 Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Stanford Le Hope) 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 Stanford Le Hope

    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 go for a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Stanford Le Hope and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Stanford Le Hope property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations on the property, it would be better that you opt for a RICS Level 3 Survey instead. This survey is less cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Stanford Le Hope property's general condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Stanford Le Hope Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Stanford Le Hope building but are worried about insects - Do we need a surveyor?

Stanford Le Hope properties are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, infestations can seriously reduce the value of a property and carry serious health risks. 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, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Treatment for vermin may include use of poison or removal or excision of affected timber. If you strongly suspect an issue with house longhorn beetle, or any pest, speak to your surveyor

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a house in Stanford Le Hope. What does a RICS Level 3 Surveyor investigate as part of the survey?

Property in Stanford Le Hope in good condition can be hiding serious damage to the roof. From sheeting to valley gutters, every element of the roof will be considered. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Roof repairs can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable Stanford Le Hope contractor. Call CF Roofing Services of 10 Redlie Close, Stanford-Le-Hope, SS17 8BB on 01375 407774 for a quote.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The rat-trap bond walls on this Tudor house might need repairs - what should we do? Is age a factor?

Brick-built Stanford Le Hope residential property demonstrate several benefits in comparison to other forms of building. Unfortunately, they also be subject to considerable issues. These can include DPC failure or sulphate attack. Any such issues ought to be reported on. One serious matter is wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall. For more information, contact a local builder, Exeter Pointing of 48 Queen St, Exeter, EX4 3SR on 0845-272 5905.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include herringbone bond, which has a distinctive L-shaped pattern. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.