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Home Buyers Survey in Sturminster Newton

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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 Sturminster Newton

    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 Sturminster Newton

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

    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 book a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey on a house in Sturminster Newton and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a RICS Level 3 Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Sturminster Newton property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, 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 make any major works, you should you book a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give comprehensive details of the Sturminster Newton property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Sturminster Newton Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any things we need to look out for if purchasing a building in Sturminster Newton near a conservation area?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by the local council.

A RICS Level 3 Surveyors are required by RICS to have relevant knowledge of local area factors and any bearing they have with the property and its value. Property values is generally greater as a result of the areas retaining their original character. However a growing number have been neglected and are in shoddy condition for example - increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

RICS surveyors will report if the planned purchase looks to be classified as such and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your RICS Level 2 Survey will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are raised by the conveyancing solicitor. Unapproved changes to the property will also be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home and the vendor has suggested that it has been built with stone. What issues should we be aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Defects affecting stone-built houses can vary, salt contamination of being relatively common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local houses, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified.

Common guidance may include clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Sturminster Newton should be able to supply local stone.

To request additional information, get in touch with a local mason or walling contractor. Marnhull Stone Quarries, Red La, Todber, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1HT, for example, could assist.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed that there is a 23mm crack above the windows in the living room when we last viewed the flat. What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Sturminster Newton property survey include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement will occur in more modern houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. Often, homes in Sturminster Newton are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the bricks or render outside the property, or cracks which were stable, but are showing signs of fresh movement, may indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.