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Home Buyers Survey in Trafford

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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 Trafford

    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 Trafford

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

    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 Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey on a home in Trafford and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Trafford property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the Trafford property, RICS recommend you commission a RICS Level 3 Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey however it does offer comprehensive details of the Trafford property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Trafford Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Level 3 Survey on houses

What are the benefits for conducting the full structural survey as opposed to a RICS Level 2 Survey if buying a converted cottage?

Full Structural Surveys are no longer offered by Surveyors as a newer detailed type of survey given the name RICS Level 3 Survey, is now offered by surveyors. The RICS Level 2 Survey is sufficient for a 60 year old or less unmodified Trafford property built out of standard construction materials i.e. brick/tile. The RICS Level 3 Survey is certainly the advisable one to go for the property mentioned. There are certain provisos exist with the survey because a qualified surveyor will not be able to (unless safe to do so) open up the structure of the house or assess safety of gas sources.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the unmodernised property I am planning to move into I saw that there is an unsafe electrical system, will the surveyor go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a RICS Level 2 Survey in Trafford a qualified surveyor should usually make a note on the state of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a dangerous state of repair. A professional surveyor will also focus on possible problems relating to things like the whereabouts of the fuse board or checking the condition of a sample of light fittings. Verifying the location of the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician on the property should usually be part of the survey in Trafford.

The IEE strongly advise an electrical system check be completed every ten years (or every 5 if letting). We recommend you always get nearby advice from a qualified electrician call Quartzelec , 1 Ohio Av, Salford, M50 2GT .

Traditionally built property

We are buying in Trafford. What will we need to take notice of when buying a house built in around 1780? Will maintenance costs be higher?

Older construction methods and materials can sometimes be an issue, and Properties constructed with traditional methods can be costly to repair. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Especially for Trafford listed buildings, Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, may be required. If you are uncertain, speak to the property surveyor for more detail.