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Home Buyers Survey in Yarmouth

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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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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 Yarmouth

    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 Yarmouth

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

    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 select a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey for a property in Yarmouth and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a RICS Level 3 Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Yarmouth property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to make substantial modifications, RICS advise you choose a RICS Level 3 Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Yarmouth property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Yarmouth Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying a converted stable in Yarmouth. Will regular maintenance costs be higher?

A property's age can create difficulties for an owner. Houses constructed with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Especially for a home in one of Yarmouth's conservation areas, Materials suitable for the work may be required. This may make obtaining a full structural or RICS Level 3 Survey essential. Speak to your Yarmouth surveyor for further advice.

House Prices

There is a detached house close to good transport links in PO41 in Yarmouth with an asking price of £327, 050. What factors will RICS surveyor evaluate when calculating house prices in Yarmouth on a Home Survey ?

There is a near endless list of things that can affect house prices for instance whether any associated planning permissions come with the property or whether it is near the coast or has a coastal view. You can try to analyse house values achieved in the nearby area for similar houses.

The means house prices recorded at the Land Registry in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £304, 150, which is £22, 900 less than the asking price. Pine Cottage, Main Road, Bouldnor, Yarmouth, Isle Of Wight, Isle Of Wight, PO41 0UX a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £475, 000 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an accurate house valued is to commission a RICS Level 2 Survey which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as standard.

A local surveyor will always attend the house in addition to considering the countless items that might affect property prices.

Stone block wall damage

Can York stone-built structures be hard to upkeep. What should we be particularly aware of?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Defects such as delamination affect many stone-walled property in Yarmouth.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be the source of maintenance problems? I am buying a house in Yarmouth. Can a Home Buyers Survey consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Whether a property was built in 1705 or 2005, factors as varied as groundwater flooding or mould can create issues for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in numerous issues. Specific issues include soil swelling. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable minor wall cracks in the bathroom, to complete structural failure. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Yarmouth, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.