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Home Buyers Survey in Townhill

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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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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 Townhill

    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 Townhill

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

    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 we choose a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey on a home in Townhill and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

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

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

If you intend to carry out alterations on the Townhill property, RICS advise you carry out a RICS Level 3 Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Townhill property's general condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Townhill Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Townhill? Could it affect the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of local property, I find it strange that this issue is often overlooked by property buyers. Signs that downspouts are worth a closer look include a waterlogged garden. Blocked rainwater goods can result in collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

The good news is that problems with drains are quite easy to remedy. If not cleared out regularly, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Stone block wall damage

Can property built with stone create issues for owners? Which major matters should we consider?

Upkeep costs for stone-built Townhill homes can be higher than for more standard. Issues including spalling brick affect many stone-walled Townhill homes. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified.

Common guidance may include clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Window frame

For a RICS Level 2 Survey on a Townhill property, what will 'E5 - Windows' cover?

The format of the RICS Level 2 Survey is clear and easy to read, unlike some more complex survey reports. Red, amber and green ratings give house buyers indicate how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Townhill house or flat being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. If a Townhill house or flat does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

An example of this is water leaks around window or door frames. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house I am purchasing is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Townhill Home Survey to include?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home in Townhill can have unwanted consequences. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Signs like sticking doors can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. During the RICS Level 2 Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.