RICS Home Survey Level 1: Using a simple 'traffic light' rating focusing on the condition of the property by rating the different parts of the building and flagging up any areas that need attention, identifies any risks and potential legal issues and highlights any urgent defects. Typically, the lowest priced of the surveys, it is aimed at conventional properties and newer homes.
RICS Home Survey Level 2 (Survey): This is the most suitable for conventional properties which are in reasonable condition. the report gives you more detailed information on the condition, which includes advice about repairs or any ongoing maintenance issues.
RICS Home Survey Level 2 (Survey and Valuation): The surveyor will complete the survey, as above, however they will also include the surveyor's professional opinion on the market value of the property.
RICS Home Survey Level 3: Essential for larger or older properties or if you're planning major works. the most comprehensive report provides you with an in-depth analysis of the property's condition and includes advice on defects, repairs, and maintenance options.
Lithgow Sons and Partners Residential Survey Service Summary
Deflected roof ridge.
Deflected horizontal mortar joints above bay window.
Broken fascia board and loose back felting.
Debris above roof window and chimney and deflected roof above roof window.
Roof tiles falling short of the gutter.
Debris at foot of valley gutter.
Deterioration to pointing.
Insect activity around brickwork.
Heavy moss growth to roof.
Debris to valley gutter.
Delamination of roof tiles.
Debris to gutter.
Flash banding incorrectly used and deteriorating.
Bitumen felt laid on top of a lead covered roof of a bay window.
Weed growth within mortar joints.
Ill founded lining to roof void.
leaking roof causing damp and mould in wall.
Mould due to leaking roof.
Moss to asbestos cement roof
Damp and deterioration to wall.
Brickwork deterioration in passage.
Creasing to bitumen felt
Wet rot to timber fascia board and a foam fill repair.
Deterioration to pointing of grade 1 listed building.
Deterioration to fascia board
damage to corner guttering.
woodworm to shed roof.
chimney breast incorrectly supported by a timber beam.
leaking plumbing in bathroom above.
Uneven gutter. Despite covid water will still not flow up hill!!
gravel in drains.
External boilers are becoming more common.
Severe deterioration to asbestos cement waste pipe.
No lid to bunded oil tank, this will allow the bund to fill up with rain water.
No residual current device.
this chimney has a lean, the photo does not do the lean justice, we recommended to chimney was rebuilt.
severe deterioration to garden wall.
woodworm to roof purlin.
Leaking garage roof has caused damage to the roof boards.
No lids to water tanks.
deflection to horizontal mortar joints above bay window indicating movement in the lintel.
Can you spot the crack?
Moss on flat roof which should be removed.
If you see a scene like this, you have a very serious dry rot problem!! (photo courtesy of a fellow chartered surveyor)
Broken gutter and debris in valley
Standing water on fibreglass flat roof
Leaves blocking gutter from flat roof.
Wet roof the flat roof
Deterioration to pantiles
Crack between ground and first floor windows, requires monitoring.
Deterioration to mortar soakers
Pesky weeds again!!
More deteriorate to the mortar soaker
Deterioration to brickwork of the chimney.
Moss is very good at blocking drains.
Cracked render to chimney
More cracked render to chimney.
More pesky weeds, now growing out of a wall!!!
Deterioration to bitumen felt of a flat roof
Standing water on a flat roof will enhance its deterioration and shorten its life.
Can you spot the horizontal mortar joint crack indication cavity wall tie failure?
Garden retaining wall under stess and showing signs of movement.
Large trees less than 3m from a building is not a good sign as they will interfere with the building and drains.
Wet rot to window frame.
Stains to garage ceiling indicate failure of the flat roof covering.
Cracking and heave to garage floor.
Failed lintel to 1st floor window.
Misaligned roof tiles indicating Movement to the roof structure.
This garden wall needs to be rebuilt.
Cement mortar will cause faster deterioration of stone work. Lime mortar is preferable.
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