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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 Stoke Sub Hamdon

    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 Stoke Sub Hamdon

    The RICS Level 3 Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Stoke Sub Hamdon) 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 Stoke Sub Hamdon

    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 for a home in Stoke Sub Hamdon and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a RICS Level 3 Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Stoke Sub Hamdon property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications, RICS advise you go for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Stoke Sub Hamdon property's general condition as well as including information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Stoke Sub Hamdon House Survey Quote or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Will a qualified surveyor look into the state of repair of the gas appliances?

Your will visually examine any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include gas heaters for example, as well as gas related fittings e.g. associated asbestos. A Stoke Sub Hamdon surveyor won't remove the fittings nor will they carry out any tests whatsoever on the gas system. Of course, gas can be fatal and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, call an engineer.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a property close to a refuse tip

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: domestic waste material disposal. No one would want to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include hazardous chemicals. Health issues for example cancer have been associated with landfill sites .

RICS Level 3 Survey and valuations in Stoke Sub Hamdon will notice structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological database in addition to South Somerset Local Authority and advise you .

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the RICS Level 3 Survey search for flood damage?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. It is strongly recommended that the property is protected, before any water damage happens, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the residence or on adjacent sites. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residence is at risk.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Stoke Sub Hamdon subsidence has been a problem. What subsidence information does the Stoke Sub Hamdon home survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. The builder will likely return to a new home after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

Subsidence can sometimes be hard to detect because the issues which a Stoke Sub Hamdon surveyor will seek to find could easily be caused by other factors. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.