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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 Maesteg

    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 Maesteg

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

    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 select a RICS Level 2 Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Maesteg and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a RICS Level 3 Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Maesteg property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you commission a RICS Level 3 Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a RICS Level 2 Survey however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Maesteg property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Maesteg House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Maesteg house and am concerned about the deterioration of the clay soil foundations. Can my RICS Level 2 Survey investigate this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Specific problems include soil movement, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There may be little evidence of underlying defects, such as a hard-to-open bathroom door. During the RICS Level 2 Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. Parcels of dry 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.

Damaged Render

What defects will my Chartered Surveyor consider on a smooth stucco coated house in Maesteg.

Stucco is in fact just dense render. Usually it is applied to brick hardens to form a smooth and even finish. The coating is very aesthetic and is found on Victorian properties. It is very similar to plaster or mortar in its nature. It may contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to animal fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Maesteg can detail defects such as when stucco is exposed to constant driving rain which becomes saturated and thus prone to frost damage

Another example of problems could result from the difficulty in testing for damp underneath. Fixing Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The vendor warned us that access to the roof of the structure could be something to worry about. What does the chartered surveyor look into during the survey?

Properties in Maesteg in good condition can often hide roof maintenance problems. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from collar beams to slates, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like insulating the attic, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable Maesteg roofing specialist. Speak to Evans J of 1 Rose Ter, Bettws, Bridgend, CF32 8SY on 01656 720236 to request a quote.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the Maesteg house we're buying, but we are not certain - Should we get a RICS surveyor?

Maesteg home buyers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to report on an infestation. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, for example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies to pest problems can include insecticides.