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Home Buyers Survey in Walkington

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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 Walkington

    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 Walkington

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

    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 for a home in Walkington and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a RICS Level 3 Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Walkington property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS advise you choose a RICS Level 3 Survey instead. The RICS Level 3 Survey is less cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Walkington property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Walkington Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented to say there may be an asbestos boiler affecting the flat. What is asbestos, can it be removed and does the home survey inspect it?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material of several naturally occurring materials. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials such as central heating flues. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in garage roofs.

All forms (including white) are ultimately deadly and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful never to displace it and expert advice must be taken urgently.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a Walkington survey. However, surveyors will report on potential asbestos and will advise accordingly.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Walkington is an issue. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the property survey investigate?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement will occur in newly constructed structures, 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. In general, homes in Walkington are constructed from a range of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise the structure. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.