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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 Corwen

    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 Corwen

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

    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 have a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Corwen and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Corwen property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you intend to make substantial modifications, RICS advise you select a RICS Level 3 Survey. This option is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Corwen property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Corwen Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent said subsidence is worth checking impacting the property. What subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Most homes in Corwen are constructed from a range of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, impacting the property's structure in clay-rich soil, as moisture is taken up from the ground by plant life. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.


For a RICS Level 2 Survey on a Corwen home what can 'E7' refer to?

One example would be steps that spring or sag when used. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Safety hazards, including floor-level glass and blocked escape routes from upper storey windows will also be mentioned in the report. The RICS Level 2 Survey is designed to be user-friendly, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house buyers in Corwen deciding whether or not to purchase a Corwen property. Red, amber and green ratings give house buyers in Corwen indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the property. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Corwen? Will the house surveyor report on this?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, rain and the effect it can have on houses are overlooked by buyers. For instance, "gushing" gutters strongly suggest that the gutters are blocked. Poor drainage can lead to overflowing or blocked sewage.

The good news is that problems with drains are quite easy to resolve for a reasonable cost. If left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency home in Corwen which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is dense render. Typically stucco render is applied to brick to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The coating is highly attractive and is/was found on Victorian and Regency homes. It is very like plaster. It can contain lime in it in addition to plant fibres to help stop cracks. it can be problematic and Corwen RICS Level 2 Surveys can report issues for example, when it is exposed to on-going weathering which gets saturated prone to damage from frost. Other issues might result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Fixing problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting rarer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about an infestation. Do we need a chartered surveyor?

Purchasers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to report on an infestation. Evidence may not be easy to find, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Remedies to a serious infestation can include use of poison. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.