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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 Talybont

    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 Talybont

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

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    Property Valuation Report in Talybont

    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 choose a Full Structural Survey, RICS Level 3 Survey or RICS Level 2 Survey for a property in Talybont and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a RICS Level 3 Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

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

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a RICS Level 3 Survey. The RICS Level 3 Survey is not as cheap, however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Talybont property's general condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

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Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I would need to look out for if purchasing a house in Talybont in a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Surveyors in Talybont need to possess local knowledge of local factors and any relation they have with the building and its value. The price of property will likely be more than prices outside the area as a result of conservation areas retaining original features. However many have fallen into a state for example - the removal front garden walls

Property surveyors are trained to inform you whether the location might be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Talybont RICS Level 2 Survey will recommend the proper questions are carried out by your legal representation. Unsympathetic developments to the building may be advised, however these should be investigated by the lawyer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Talybont subsidence may be worth checking. What possible solutions are to available to fix this?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. In some older buildings cracks appear in the Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials absorb water.

Cracks that appear quickly may be a strong indication of subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. 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. 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. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick chimney on this Talybont home has deteriorated - what should we do?

Brick-built Talybont conversions do benefit from many advantages over buildings using regular cut stone. Unfortunately, they also indicate considerable issues. This could be anything from spalling to erosion. A problem regularly identified is wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall.

Buyers in Talybont should consider that a range of courses arrangements and colours are found in many homes built in this country. E.g. Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Chimney stacks

For a RICS Level 2 Survey on a Talybont house, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects for chimney stacks?

A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. Elements of the property reviewed by Section E are reviewed visually with binoculars as necessary. No drip edge on the chimney cap is an example of this.

Damaged Render

What will my Property Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) house in Talybont which we wish to buy.

Stucco is a specific type of solid render. Normally it is layered over brick that sets to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. It is highly grand in appearance and is/was was often applied to Victorian and Georgian properties. Specialists say that it is very similar to mortar (sand and cement) to apply. it can be prone to defect and Talybont surveyors sometimes detail any number of problems such as when it is faced with on-going weathering and rain which gets perma-saturated prone to damage from frost.

Another example of problems could result from the pressure from heavy loads such as cracking under the eaves. Re-coating problems with stucco can be dear as the skills are getting more difficult to find.