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Home Buyers Survey in Dinas Powys

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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 Dinas Powys

    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 Dinas Powys

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

    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

Is it best to select a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey for a property in Dinas Powys and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a RICS Level 3 Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Dinas Powys property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, you should you go for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Dinas Powys property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Dinas Powys Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing an old warehouse conversion. What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Use of traditional methods can create issues for homeowners, and Properties built with traditional methods can be a chore to upkeep. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials. Speak to your Dinas Powys surveyor for further advice.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is wet weather an issue in Dinas Powys? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Both in Dinas Powys, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which rain has on Dinas Powys homes is often overlooked by home buyers. Signs that gutters are damaged include mildew or damp in the roof. The good news is that guttering issues are generally easy to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Dinas Powys Dinas Powys surveyor look for possible flood damage, or if nearby homes have been affected?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source:, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flood water can enter a residential property through several routes, including door frames. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the residential property or on adjacent sites. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a home survey if the chartered surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residential property is at risk.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Dinas Powys home but are worried about vermin - Will the RICS Level 3 Survey investigate this?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies to vermin can include traps and destruction of tainted materials.RICS guidelines on the issue of pests are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your RICS surveyor.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Dinas Powys, what recommendations will a Dinas Powys property surveyor make for a house with Dutch bond brick? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-constructed residential property feature several advantages. However, they can also indicate diverse problems, including inadequate damp-proofing and thermal movement. Such defects will be discussed in the report and suggest potential remedies. An issue of particular concern is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. For more information, contact a local builder, Conner T Brickwork Ltd of 30 Burwell Rd, London, E10 7QG on 07961 513134.

For example, Scottish bond or stretcher bond may be used in the construction of residential property in Dinas Powys. Consider renegotiating the price of the Dinas Powys property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.