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Home Buyers Survey in Abertillery

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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 Abertillery

    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 Abertillery

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

    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 book a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey for a home in Abertillery and which is cheaper?

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

If the Abertillery property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you opt for a RICS Level 3 Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Abertillery property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Abertillery Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1960-built apartment in Abertillery and saw the driveway surface is broken and uneven. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the RICS Level 3 Survey?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Most homes in Abertillery are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

In areas where clay soil is common, drought can cause the water table to drop. This dries out, causing the clay to contract, putting pressure on the structure and causing movement. Inside the property, keep an eye out for doors and windows which stick.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

House Prices

We are hoping to be purchasing a detached property in NP13 for an asking price of £65, 781. What considerations will a RICS surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in Abertillery ?

There is a vast array of things that can impact on house prices like the homes proximity to contaminated land or the number of bathrooms. It can help to analyse house values achieved in Abertillery at the same time for comparable properties.

The means house prices recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £64, 481, which is £1, 300 less than the amount you are intending to pay. Harris Bungalow, Duffryn Road, Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent, Blaenau Gwent, NP13 1HJ a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £157, 000 .

The most accurate way to get an independent property valuation is to get a RICS Level 2 Survey which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service. A RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

A RICS chartered surveyor should attend the building in addition to considering the countless area variables that can impact on the value of property.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns we should be conscious of if planning to buy a converted house in Abertillery near a conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

There are thousands of conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local authorities. Abertillery surveyors must have sufficient knowledge of relevant local area issues and any connection they have with the home and its value. Prices will probably be inflated which is down to them retaining their original character.

Surveyors are trained to advise you if the house looks like it may be is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a RICS Level 2 Survey will recommend suitable questions are raised as part of the legal process. Out of keeping developments that do not have Local Authority approval may be reported but these are really more a investigated by your conveyancer.