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Home Buyers Survey in Connahs Quay

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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 Connahs Quay

    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 Connahs Quay

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

    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 I book a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Connahs Quay and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a RICS Level 3 Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Connahs Quay property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, RICS advise you go for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Connahs Quay property's condition as well as including advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Connahs Quay Survey Quote or call 08000327649 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Connahs Quay, and will the surveyor inquire into possible water damage, or whether flooding has affected other houses on the street?

Flooding in Connahs Quay can cause severe damage to both contents and property. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the Connahs Quay house in question is in danger.

Flood water can enter a home through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. the use of lime-based plaster on walls. The surveyor will usually recommend that the house buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

External walls

On a Connahs Quay RICS Level 2 Survey, what effect will a Condition Rating 1 have on main walls?

A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the house being surveyed does not need urgent attention. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed. RICS created the RICS Level 2 Survey to give property buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show how concerning each aspect of the report is.

One example issue could be deteriorating or spalling bricks. Note that concealed elements will not be considered. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Connahs Quay subsidence might be a concern. Is this a severe concern, and what subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience some minor cracking. In general, homes are constructed from a range of materials. These will contract at different rates.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is removed from the soil by trees. In serious conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Connahs Quay surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Gas flame

Will the local surveyor examine the serviceability of the gas installations?

A chartered surveyor will visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at whether the meter is in an escape route at the property, as well as gas connected fittings e.g. flue/chimney maintenance. Your Connahs Quay RICS surveyor will not remove the external fittings and he or she won't carry out any tests of any kind on the appliances or system. Of course, gas can be deadly, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas regulations stipulate that all landlords are obligated to carry out appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply are severe .