HOME SURVEYS & VALUATION
As well as advice on the sustainability components of property I also provide the more traditional home surveys. These surveys are an essential part of the purchasing decision making process. A home is the most expensive purchase most people ever make. As an owner you will benefit from expert advice on the condition of your property - whether you plan to live in it, rent it out or sell it.
RICS Home Survey Level One
Describes the condition of the property, identifies any risks and potential legal issues and highlights any urgent defects. It uses simple ‘traffic light’ ratings to clearly identify the condition of the key elements of the property. Typically, the lowest priced of the surveys, it is aimed at conventional properties and newer homes.
RICS Home Survey Level Two
This is most suitable for conventional properties which are in reasonable condition. The report gives you more detailed information and provides the choice of either a survey or a survey & valuation.
Survey level two (survey only)
Includes all the features of the Survey level one . It also includes advice on defects that may affect the property with repairs, and ongoing maintenance advice
Survey level two (survey & valuation)
Includes all the features of the Survey level two , plus a market valuation and insurance reinstatement figure.
RICS Home Survey Level Three
Suitable for large, older or run-down properties, which may be unusual or altered, or if you’re planning major works. The most comprehensive report provides you with an in-depth analysis of the property's condition and includes advice on defects, repairs and maintenance options.
For more information see the RICS Consumer Guide: Home Surveys