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Home Buyers Survey in Wadhurst

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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 Wadhurst

    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 Wadhurst

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

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    Property Valuation Report in Wadhurst

    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 have a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey for a property in Wadhurst and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a RICS Level 3 Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Wadhurst property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to do any alterations on the property, you should you select a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Wadhurst property's general condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Wadhurst House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has said subsidence may be a concern affecting the flat. What subsidence issues will the property survey review?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub and its root network no longer draws water from the subsoil.

It is not always obvious that subsidence is at work, as most of the tell-tale signs could quite easily be caused by other factors. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Gas flame

Will a RICS surveyor check out the serviceability of the gas supply?

The surveyor will visually look at the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the location of the meter as part of the survey, as well as gas connected fixtures for example - flue/chimney maintenance. The fittings however, won't be undone. Gas can be fatal, if you have any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate that all landlords must to carry out appliance and installation inspections annually. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines or imprisonment .

RICS Level 3 Survey on apartments

Should I upgrade to full structural survey prior to purchasing a shabby, Edwardian live-work apartment in Wadhurst?

RICS Level 3 Survey is now the correct term for the Full Structural Survey following its renaming some time ago by RICS. If buying an unconventional Wadhurst property, for example a tatty apartment - it is the right property survey. This type of survey will detail full and frequently critical information in relation to the buildings standard of construction and repair and any technical details after a thorough inspection of the accessible parts of the house.

. External sports facilities (buildings not the facilities themselves) will typically be checked out.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations cause difficulties for Wadhurst house? Does a Wadhurst RICS Level 2 Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Whether a home was built in 1708 or 2008, factors as varied as insect infestation or mould can create problems for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in several issues. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.