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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 Pontllanfraith

    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 Pontllanfraith

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

    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 go for a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey for a property in Pontllanfraith and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a RICS Level 3 Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Pontllanfraith property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to make an extension, you should you commission a RICS Level 3 Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Pontllanfraith property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Pontllanfraith Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 022 4428 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder has suggested subsidence could be a concern. What subsidence information does the Pontllanfraith house survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be remedied quite easily. In some older houses cracks appear in Summer that close up in the Winter when the materials soak up moisture.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer can sometimes become unstable and slip down the incline. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors we would be advised to be wary of if buying a flat in Pontllanfraith in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by local councils. Surveyors in Pontllanfraith are required by RICS to possess relevant knowledge of relevant local factors and the bearing they have on the building and its value. The value of homes will probably be greater owing to them being in their original state. However many have been neglected and are in disrepair e.g. the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors are expected inform you if the property is or might be in a conservation area and Section I of your RICS Level 2 Survey will advise additional enquiries are raised by your legal representation. Out of keeping developments that do not have Local Authority approval will also be noted but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer.