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Home Buyers Survey in Cimla

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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 Cimla

    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 Cimla

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

    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 we have a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey for a house in Cimla and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a RICS Level 3 Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Cimla property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you commission a RICS Level 3 Survey. The RICS Level 3 Survey is less cheap, but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Cimla property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Cimla Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the mid-century home we expect to acquire, the agent said that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - does a the Cimla surveyor advise electrical defects?

When conducting a RICS Level 3 Survey in Cimla a qualified surveyor should usually report on the condition of the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a hazardous condition. A Chartered surveyor should also report back on potential areas for concern such as examining the state of any fixed electrical appliances e.g. water heaters. A check for the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed will usually be part of the survey.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when buying a home near to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. domestic rubbish disposal. Of course nobody would want to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health issues such as cancer have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will find structural defects connected with the landfill. Your lawyer will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Neath Port Talbot Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Timber damage by insect larvae

My partner spotted signs of bugs in the toilet. Is a RICS Level 2 Survey advisable?

Pests like carpet beetle larvae may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Cimla. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Remedies to vermin can include removal of infected furniture. Your chartered surveyor may report on signs of infestation, especially if you have raised your concerns beforehand.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a flat in Cimla and saw cracks down the gable wall. What subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor examine?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement usually occurs in newly constructed buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new building after time has passed to make good any settlement cracks.

Subsidence-related cracks are generally wider as the crack migrates upward. Inside the property, keep an eye out for rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.