Buying a property or new home is the most important and biggest investment the vast majority of us will make. Before you decide to go ahead and commit yourselves legally you can minimise the risk by obtaining an RICS Home Survey – Level 2 on the property you intend to buy. An RICS Home Survey – Level 2 will provide you with the required information on the property's condition and market value prior to legal commitment to purchase.
An RICS Home Survey – Level 2 will tell you:-
An RICS Home Survey – Level 2 is a detailed inspection of all accessible areas of the building also including roof space, sub-floor area, drains, gardens and outbuildings. The report is designed to avoid the over use of technical jargon and terms and breaks the building down into its component parts, eg, internally, roof space, ceilings, walls, floors, chimney breasts, joinery, kitchen fittings, bathroom fittings, services, heating, etc. Each section of the report will provide you with the following details for each of the property’s individual elements. These are the construction, the condition, advice as to remedial works required together with a condition rating.
No repair currently needed. The property must be maintained in the normal way.
Defects that need repairing or replacing but are not considered to be either serious or urgent. The property must be maintained in the normal way.
Defects that are serious and/or need to be repaired or investigated urgently.
An RICS Home Survey – Level 2 can only be undertaken by a qualified RICS Member who is also an RICS Registered Valuer.Request an RICS Home Survey – Level 2