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Home Buyers Survey in West Hampstead

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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 West Hampstead

    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 West Hampstead

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

    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 select a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey on a house in West Hampstead and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a RICS Level 3 Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the West Hampstead property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, it would be better that you opt for a RICS Level 3 Survey. The RICS Level 3 Survey is less cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the West Hampstead property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant West Hampstead Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Level 3 Survey on houses

Do we need to order the full structural survey when acquiring a abandoned period property near West Hampstead rather than a RICS Level 2 Survey?

Periodically still referred to as the Full Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, it is now defunct and and this most technical survey has been given a new moniker by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the right term is now the RICS Level 3 Survey. This is the most appropriate choice when purchasing an unusual home like a neglected house in West Hampstead. This non prescribed format of report sets out comprehensive and crucial information about the homes construction in conjunction with any important technical details a thorough visual inspection.

Window frame

On a RICS Level 2 Survey carried out in West Hampstead what does a Condition Rating 1 mean for 'E5 - Windows' ?

One example would be 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. The RICS Level 2 Survey is designed to be user-friendly. As buyers in West Hampstead are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent each defect requires attention. A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance.

Conservation area

Will there be any things I need to check out if intending to buy a period property in West Hampstead in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are many thousands official conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with the local council. West Hampstead surveyors must possess local knowledge of local factors and any relation they have with the property. Values tends to be higher due to them being largely unspoilt However many conservation areas are falling into poor condition e.g. the excessive amount of traffic management signs

RICS surveyors can be expected to inform you if the home looks like it may be so designated and Section I of your West Hampstead RICS Level 2 Survey will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are raised as part of the legal process. Unapproved developments that do not have Local Authority approval may be reported, however these should be concern for the solicitor. P Krama & Co are a local firm situated at 346-346a Kilburn High Road, Camden, London, NW6 2QJ and may be prepared help you with further information. Tel:

Damage resulting from flooding

We are planning to buy a residence in West Hampstead, does the property surveyor check for any flooding, or whether flooding has affected other properties?

A wide variety of factors can cause flood damage, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the house in question is in danger.

Flood water can enter a residence through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the residence or on adjacent sites. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

Fortunately, no recent West Hampstead flood alerts have been made (source: Environment Agency).

*Data accurate 04/01/2013