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Home Buyers Survey in Truro

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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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Download sample RICS Level 2 Survey  RICS Level 2 Survey sample
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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 Truro

    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 Truro

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

    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 go for a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey on a home in Truro and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a RICS Level 3 Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Truro property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, RICS advise you book a RICS Level 3 Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give a thorough analysis of the Truro property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Truro Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Truro builder mentioned subsidence might be a problem affecting the flat. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a doorway, simply as a result of settlement. In serious temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Gas flame

Does a qualified RICS surveyor report on the safety of the gas supply?

The local surveyor will visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as the meter location/position as part of the survey, as well as gas connected fixtures such as associated asbestos. External fittings or covers will not however be detached. Most people are aware that gas can be unsafe and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

RICS Level 2 Survey valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees) and what will it include?

A RICS Level 2 Survey will contain a valuation and a reinstatement cost. When calculating the value of the property your RICS valuer will take into account in depth understanding of the Truro market as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. style of architecture The RICS surveyor will also consider construction methods and will make certain key assumptions like no significant problems.

A RICS Level 3 Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there aren't any costly legal problems like the tenure being as indicated (e.g commonhold). Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancing solicitor during the legal process.

Additional local area conjectures, like service connections, are made in addition to any local environmental issues like local mining issues, which are also considered as part of the valuation.