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Level 2 Survey - The HomeBuyer Report

Level 2 Survey – Homebuyer Report {Location}

Level 2 Home Survey {Location} we offer an RICS Home Survey Standard Compliant Level 2 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 2

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 2 is the Mid-level of standard home surveys suitable for most properties  you could also book a level 3 Building Survey {location} and a Level 1 Condition Survey {Location}

According to the RICS

An RICS Homebuyer Report {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 level of service is for clients who are seeking a professional opinion at an economic price. It is, therefore, less comprehensive than a level three service. The focus is on assessing the general condition of the main elements of a property. 

This intermediate level of service includes a more extensive visual inspection of the building, its services and grounds, but still without tests. Concealed areas normally opened or used by the occupiers are inspected if it is safe to do so (typical examples include roof spaces, basements and cellars). The report objectively describes the condition of the different elements and provides an assessment of the relative importance of the defects/problems. 

At this level, although it is concise, the report does include advice about repairs and any ongoing maintenance issues. Where the surveyor is unable to reach a conclusion with reasonable confidence, a recommendation for further investigations should be made. This level of service suits a broader range of conventionally built properties, although the age and type will depend on the knowledge and experience of the RICS member. 

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.

This level of service is unlikely to suit: 

  • complex buildings, for example, those that have been extensively extended and altered 
  • unique or older historic properties – although survey level two services may be appropriate for some older buildings, the decision will depend on the RICS member’s proven competence and knowledge and the nature of the building itself. For example, a survey level two report on homes with traditional timber frames or those built much before 1850 is likely to be inconclusive and be of little use to the client or 
  • properties in neglected condition. In such cases, a survey level two service will often result in numerous referrals for further investigations, an outcome that many clients find disappointing. Where the client is planning to carry out extensive repair and refurbishment work in the future, the RICS member should give advice on suitable additional services. 

We use our own Level 2 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. 

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