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Leave nothing to chance with your property survey

For a fully comprehensive, exhaustive survey of your property, the RICS Home Survey - Level 3 is ideal.

Perfect for older properties, this detailed and extensive service offers a considerably more in-depth inspection of the property’s structure and fabric than that offered by the other reports. You’ll also receive guidance on the cost implications of further investigations and remedial work, offering total clarity on any unforeseen financial commitments post purchase.

When to choose a RICS Home Survey - Level 3

We’d recommend a RICS Home Survey – Level 3 for older properties, listed buildings, non-traditional constructions, run-down properties, and heavily extended constructions.

If you’re purchasing a property built after 1960, in a reasonable condition that has not been significantly altered or extended since its original construction then a RICS Level 1 or Level 2 survey may be more appropriate.

What does a RICS Home Survey Level 3 cover?

A RICS Home Survey – Level 3 investigates and highlights the status of:

  • Structural condition
  • Areas of movement
  • Dampness
  • Drainage (where accessible)
  • Rainwater pipes and gutters
  • Timber defects
  • Insulation
  • Condensation
  • Roof structure
  • Windows and doors
  • External walls
  • Services (electricity, gas, drainage, water, heating)
  • Party walls
  • Mundic
  • Japanese Knotweed and other invasive species
  • Radon Gas
  • Environmental issues
  • Health and Safety

In addition, a Level 3 survey also covers:

  • Entering the roof space and visually inspecting the roof structure with attention paid to those parts vulnerable to deterioration and damage.
  • Advice about repairs or any ongoing maintenance issues. Where the surveyor is unable to reach a conclusion with reasonable confidence, a recommendation for further investigation should be made.
  • Identifying and listing the defects and issues that present a risk to the building or grounds, and explaining the nature of these problems.
  • A description of the property the condition and an assessment of the relative importance of any defects/problems.
  • Proposals for the most probable cause(s) of any defects based on the inspection.
  • An outline of the likely scope of any appropriate remedial work and the likely consequences of non-repair.
  • General recommendations in res  pect of the priority and likely timescale for necessary work.
  • Any recommended additional investigations, including Thermographic Surveys and Thermal Energy Efficiency surveys.

Is this the right survey for you? Find out by reading our

RICS Home Surveys - Information Pack

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