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Level 1 Survey - Home Condition Survey

Level 1 – Condition Survey {Location}

Level 1 Home Survey {Location} we offer a RICS Home Survey Standard Compliant Level 1 survey in our own proprietary format which fully complies with the standard, is easy to read and understand and has all the information at your fingertips.

This service is delivered in accordance with the Home survey standard (1st edition) RICS professional statement and is equivalent to Level 1

RICS surveys are essentially property health checks carried out by our building surveyors. They are detailed inspections that check a property’s condition and structure. If you are buying a home, you can choose between 3 levels of survey: the level 1 is the lowest level of standard home surveys you could also book a level 2 homebuyer report {location} and a Level 2 Building Survey {Location}

According to the RICS:

An RICS home survey {Location}  will highlight potential problems with a property. Getting a survey carried out can help you avoid the average £5,750 repair bill that homebuyers face once they have moved into their new home, too.

This service is designed for clients (buyers, sellers and owners) seeking a professional and objective report on the condition of the property at an economic price. As a result, it is less comprehensive than survey level two and survey level three. 

This level of service includes a visual inspection that is less extensive than for the other survey levels. No tests of the building fabric or services are undertaken. The report objectively describes the condition of the building, its services and the grounds. It highlights relevant legal issues and any obvious risks to the building, people or grounds. 

The report is succinct and provides an assessment of the relative importance of the defects and problems. Where the surveyor is unable to reach a conclusion with reasonable confidence, a recommendation for further investigation should be made. 

A survey level one report does not include advice on repairs or ongoing maintenance and this, combined with the less extensive inspection, usually means it is better suited to conventionally built, modern dwellings in satisfactory condition. It will not suit older or complex properties, or those in a neglected condition.

This report format is recommended when buying conventional houses, flats or bungalows constructed from common building materials, and which appear to be in reasonable condition. If you are buying a new-build property, for instance, a Condition Report will generally suffice unless you wish to order a snagging report which will look at construction defects and issues rather than property condition.

We use our own Level 1 template, which is professional, elegant and designed to be delivered electronically, has a working traffic light system and lots of additional information about your new property so why not get in touch today.