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Home Buyers Survey in Hawarden

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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 Hawarden

    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 Hawarden

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

    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 opt for a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey for a house in Hawarden and which is cheaper?

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

If the Hawarden property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, you should you opt for a RICS Level 3 Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Hawarden property's general condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Hawarden Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations be the source of maintenance problems for Hawarden property? Will your Hawarden Home Survey look into this?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a property can be significant. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Visible results may be anything from separation of the skirting board from the floor to sticking window frames. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable. Small areas of very wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

RICS Level 3 Survey on houses

What are the advantages for getting a the full structural survey as opposed to a RICS Level 2 Survey when looking into a derelict property?

Although often, and incorrectly, described as Full Structural Surveys - they have actually been reclassified by RICS as RICS Level 3 Survey If you are contemplating the buying of an unusual Hawarden property like a tatty house, RICS Level 3 Survey is the correct RICS survey. A RICS Level 3 Survey will detail comprehensive and salient professional advice about the property's state of repair along with any needs for future maintenance, following a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building. Outside buildings will also be surveyed on the Hawarden property survey.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent has mentioned subsidence could be an issue. What subsidence issues does the Hawarden Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement generally happens in more modern homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the brickwork or walls on the outside may indicate subsidence. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.