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Home Buyers Survey in Ystalyfera

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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 Ystalyfera

    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 Ystalyfera

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

    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, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey on a property in Ystalyfera and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Ystalyfera property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are planning to make substantial modifications, RICS advise you choose a RICS Level 3 Survey instead. The RICS Level 3 Survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Ystalyfera property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Ystalyfera Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Ystalyfera Surveyor consider on a smooth stucco regency house in Ystalyfera that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually a kind of render. Typically stucco render is layered over red brick hardens to form a smooth flat finish. Stucco is highly appealing and is often found on Victorian and Regency homes. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Ystalyfera frequently highlight any number of problems such as lateral pattern like cracking revealing the underlying mortar joints. Other issues might be when dampness under DPCs that results in large areas of detachment. Remedying Stucco problems may be difficult and costly as renderers are getting harder to find.

House Prices

There is a property in SA9 - Ystalyfera on with a local agent for £25, 200. What things will a Ystalyfera chartered surveyor allow for when valuing house prices in Ystalyfera ?

There are a huge number of issues which could positively or negatively affect house prices, for example whether the property is mortgageable or issues with drainage. It may help to benchmark prices values achieved in Ystalyfera at the same time for similar flats. The average flat price registered at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £43, 000, which is £17, 800 more than the price you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £102, 506. 21, Glantwrch, Ystalyfera, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot, SA9 2JN recently sold for £55, 000 .

The most accurate way to get a formal home valuation is with a RICS Level 2 Survey (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a Property Valuation Report as a core component. Your RICS surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

The RICS chartered surveyor should visit the property in addition to factoring in the countless location factors affecting house prices.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I would need to look into if planning to buy a converted house in Ystalyfera in a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are overseen by local councils. Ystalyfera surveyors are required by RICS to possess relevant knowledge of local considerations and any relation they have on the property and its value. The price of property tends to be enhanced which is down to them being preserved. However many of them are falling into have fallen into disrepair e.g. ugly satellite dishes

Property surveyors can be expected to report if the home is possibly classified as such and Section I of the RICS Level 2 Survey will suggest additional enquiries are carried out as part of the legal process. Out of keeping changes to the building should be commented on but these are really more a concern for your legal representative.

RICS Level 2 Survey valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a retaining wall) and how is it worked out

A RICS Level 2 Survey in Ystalyfera will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as a standard part of the survey. To ascertain an accurate estimate of the value of the building your chartered surveyor will call upon local Ystalyfera market factors and other things relating to the property e.g. size Your Ystalyfera surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will use other assumptions such as there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area assumptions, such as use of communal facilities or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental problems like the property being underneath a flight path, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A RICS Level 3 Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the mid 50s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be an issue? Can the Ystalyfera Property Survey consider this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Ystalyfera buyers. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Visible results may be anything from cracked plaster to warped window frames in the bathroom. There is a real benefit in booking a Ystalyfera surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.