Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey on a property in Woburn Sands and which would be the cheapest?
The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a RICS Level 3 Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.
If the Woburn Sands property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.
If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you select a RICS Level 3 Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Woburn Sands property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .
For more detailed advice why not get a Woburn Sands Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.
For a RICS Level 2 Survey on a Woburn Sands home what could a an amber light rating mean for 'E9 - Other' ?
In Woburn Sands, an example may be fastener problems. This category is used for external elements that require reporting which do not fit into the other categories. Your surveyor can provide more details if required. An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however.
We are buying a Woburn Sands house but are worried about insects. Will a residential surveyor look into this?
Scare stories about property infestations are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as vermin as minor annoyances. Regrettably, infestations can be costly to fix and carry serious health risks. An affected property may not always be easy to identify. As an example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Remedies to insect infestation can include removal of infected furniture. If you believe vermin, or any pest, may be present, request that your surveyor pay close attention during the survey.
I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as professional fees e.g legal fees) and what does it include?
A RICS Level 2 Survey on a Woburn Sands property will contain a professional valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as part of the survey. To fully consider the correct valuation your independent surveyor should use awareness of the Woburn Sands property market and other considerations about the property e.g. square metres The valuer will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will use key assumptions, for example there are no damaging materials. Surveyors disregard things like sales incentives.
Additional local area conjectures like service connections, are made as well as any significant Woburn Sands environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, which will also be factored in.
A RICS Level 3 Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.
There is a detached property located in MK16 on with a local agent for £292, 648. What things does the surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in Woburn Sands ?
There is a near endless list of things which could positively or negatively affect house prices such as whether the property is mortgageable or the over all desirability of the street. It is useful to benchmark prices values recorded in Woburn Sands for similar properties.
The average house price registered at the Land Registry in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £296, 448, which is £3, 800 more than the price being asked. The average for houses and flats was £293, 427. Parkfield Barn, Tyringham, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK16 9ES a detached house sold for £200, 000 .
The most accurate way for home buyers to get a formal property valuation is to commission a RICS Level 2 Survey (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a formal valuation by default. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.
A professional chartered surveyor will always visit the house in addition to considering the long list of variables that have a bearing on house prices.
Does a chartered surveyor look at the condition or the safety of the gas mains supply?
A will locate and visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the meter location/position where relevant, as well as gas affiliated appliances or installations, for instance flue/chimney maintenance. However, the Woburn Sands RICS surveyor won't remove external fittings or housings and won't conduct any tests whatsoever on the serviceability of the system. Of course, gas can be deadly, should there be any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.
What should I be concerned about if buying a property close to a rubbish dump
Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. domestic refuse. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries might include hazardous chemicals. Health issues for example congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .
RICS Level 2 Survey in Woburn Sands will consider any structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to Milton Keynes Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .