Level 3 Home Survey
As experts in providing surveying services for residential properties, our qualified RICS Building surveyors can conduct professional home surveys to help give you peace of mind when buying or selling your property.
There are three levels of home survey available and selecting the right one will depend on how detailed you require the inspection and report to be based on the condition of your home.
A Level 3 Home Survey is our most comprehensive as it assesses the property’s structure and condition, followed by an in-depth report and projected costs and timings for repair work. It’s a good option for those buying an older or complex / intricate property which is heavily extended or in poor condition.
What is included in a
Level 3 Home Survey?
A Level 3 Home Survey includes a physical inspection of the property with a follow-up report. The qualified RICS surveyor who provides the Level 3 Home Survey aims to give you professional advice to:
- Help you make a reasoned and informed decision when purchasing the property or when planning for repairs, maintenance or upgrading the property
- Provide detailed advice on the condition
- Describe the identifiable risk of potential or hidden defects
- Propose the most probable cause(s) of the defects based on the inspection, and;
- where practicable and agreed, provide an estimate of costs and likely timescale for identified repairs and necessary work.
What is not included in a
Level 3 Home Survey?
A Level 3 Home Survey does not include any specialist tests, asbestos inspections or any assessment of the efficiency or safety of electrical, gas or other energy sources.
While it will visually inspect the visible plumbing, heating or drainage installations they will not be tested and we will not inspect the internal condition of any chimney, boiler or other flues.
What happens during a Level 3 Home Survey?
During a Level 3 Home Survey inspection, our residential property surveyor will thoroughly inspect the property both inside and outside.
With owner/occupier consent and if there is no risk of causing injury or damage, they will lift corners of some loose carpets, move light furniture, move some items in cupboards, and open lightly secured panels etc.,. They may enter the roof space if it is safe and reasonable to do so and inspect its structure paying close attention to parts vulnerable to damage or deterioration.
The surveyor also carrys out a desk-top study and makes oral enquiries for information about matters affecting the property.
What happens after a Level 3 Home Survey?
Following the inspection, our Level 3 Home Survey will provide you with a considered and professional report outlining the results of the survey and our opinions on the property., This aims to give you a detailed understanding of the condition of the property to allow you to make an informed decision on serious or urgent repairs, and on the maintenance of a wide range of reported issues.
This is broken down using condition ratings across all principal parts of the property. These ratings range from ‘no serious repairs needed’ to ‘defects that are serious’.
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