RICS Surveyor East Sussex
Alpine Structural are proud to welcome Philip Frampton, our new RICS Surveyor East Sussex. Philip has over 30 years experience.
Philip will be appointed as RICS Surveyor East Sussex, assisting clients with building surveys.
He will be carrying out level 1, level 2 & level 3 RICS Building Surveys in West Sussex, East Sussex and parts of Surrey.
Some of the areas Philip will cover, include,
- Royal Tunbridge Wells
Philip undertakes a wide range of RICS Building Surveys, for more information on the surveys offered, see below.
What is an RICS Building Survey?
An RICS Building Survey is the most in-depth and comprehensive report available. It provides a detailed picture of the property’s construction and condition.
This includes the roof, chimney, wall, floor, ceiling, door, and window.
A building survey also includes advice and guidance on how to deal with any problems, or defects discovered at the property.
This often includes things such as, repair options and the consequences of leaving any potential issues untreated. It is also referred to as a Level 3 RICS Survey.
WHAT IS A RICS LEVEL 1 BUILDING SURVEY?
An RICS Level 1 Survey is the most basic of the three surveys offered by a RICS accredited building surveyor.
It’s designed for home buyers, or homeowners who are seeking a professional and objective report on the condition of a property.
An RICS Level 1 Survey is best suited to conventionally built, modern properties – not older, complex or neglected properties, or properties that are in need of substantial repair.
WHAT IS AN RICS LEVEL 2 BUILDING SURVEY?
An RICS Level 2 Survey is a survey designed for those who want a professional opinion of the condition of the main elements of a property.
It will suit a broad range of conventionally built properties but is unlikely to suit significantly extended, or altered buildings, unique, older historic properties, or properties in a neglected condition.
WHAT IS AN RICS LEVEL 3 BUILDING SURVEY?
An RICS Level 3 Survey is better suited to older properties built before 1850, those of an unusual construction, and properties with major extensions and alterations.
The RICS Level 3 Building Survey, is the most extensive survey available and includes a visual inspection of the building.
It also includes a visual inspection of the properties services (e.g. electrics, plumbing, heating) and the grounds as well as concealed areas such as roof spaces, basements and cellars (if it is safe to do so).
The survey will not include any testing on the fabric or services of the building, they will be observed in normal operation, i.e. they will be switched on, or off and/or operated where the occupier has given permission and it is safe to do so.
The report details the form of construction and materials used for different parts of the property, their condition and will provide an assessment of the relative importance of any defects or problems. It will:
- Describe the identifiable risk of potential, or hidden defects in areas that have not been inspected.
- Propose the most probable cause(s) of any defects based on the inspection.
- Outline the likely scope of any appropriate remedial work and explain the likely consequences of non-repair.
- Make general recommendations in respect of the priority and likely timescale for necessary work.
- Give an indication of likely costs (if required).
Where the surveyor is unable to reach a conclusion with reasonable confidence, a recommendation for further investigations will be made, however, these should be minimal.