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RICS Home Survey Level 3

Formerly known as a 'Building Survey' or 'Structural Survey'

  • 799 British pounds

Service Description

The RICS Home Survey (Level 3)/Building Survey is the most detailed report available and is recommended if the home is particularly large, unique, listed, or in a poor state of repair. This survey report describes the construction and materials used for different parts of the building. It explains their condition and provides an assessment of the relative importance of any defects/problems found. Additionally, it will: describe the identifiable risk of potential or hidden defects in areas of the building not inspected; propose the most probable cause(s) of the defects; outline the likely scope of any appropriate remedial work and explain the likely consequences of non-repair; make general recommendations in respect of the priority and likely timescale for necessary work to the building. The focus of the RICS Home Survey (Level 3) report is on reading the building in greater detail than other survey reports, and providing homebuyers with a RICS accredited survey report explaining the condition of the home and of defects found. The Level 3 survey also advises on remedial works to the building and allows the surveyor to propose the probable causes of defects and identify potential hidden risks. The RICS Level 3 survey is the highest level of survey and includes an extensive visual inspection of the exterior and interior of the home and its services and grounds, but does not test any services. Concealed areas are inspected during a Level 3/building survey if they are safe (e.g. lofts/cellars). Although all homes and buildings are unique and different, a Level 3 survey report prepared by one of our RICS accredited surveyors is there to provide peace of mind about the condition of properties that fall somewhat outside the scope of a ‘normal’ home. Choose the RICS Home Survey (Level 3)/Building Survey report if you want the highest level of detail and defect diagnosis with your survey. If you are considering buying a ‘fixer-upper’ or project home we would definitely recommend the RICS Home Survey (Level 3)/Building Survey. Our surveyors are always available to discuss the Level 3 survey will happily talk through their findings with you. (!!) The RICS Home Survey (Level 3) used to be called a ‘Building Survey’ or ‘Structural Survey,’ the names are used interchangeably and mean the same thing (!!) Prices shown include VAT.

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