Level 1 Home Survey

(Condition Survey)

We are experts when it comes to home surveys, and reports with qualified RICS building surveyors on hand to deliver a professional and reliable service from start to finish.

Our home surveys aim to provide you with a detailed analysis of the condition of a property when it’s time to move to enable you to buy or sell with confidence.

If you are looking for the right surveying service for your needs, there are three options to consider, with the Level 1 Home Survey being the most basic and affordable. It is a popular choice for those planning to sell and most suitable for newer properties in good condition.

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What is included in a
Level 1 Home Survey?

A Level 1 Home Survey includes a physical inspection of the property and a written report. The aim is to:

  • Describe the parts and elements of the property in enough detail so that they can be adequately identified
  • Provide a clear and concise expression of the surveyor’s professional assessment of each feature or element
  • Describe the condition of the part or aspect that justifies the surveyor’s assessment and
  • Help you gain an objective view of the condition of the property.

What is not included in a
Level 1 Home Survey?

A Level 1 Home Survey does not include any specialist tests, such as asbestos inspections or any enquiries about contamination or other environmental dangers.

As it is purely a visual inspection conducted by our residential property surveyor, they will not lift, open, or move any parts of the building or its furnishings. For example, carpets and floorboards will not be raised, cupboards will not be emptied, and furniture will not be moved around.
Level 1 Home Surveys also do not investigate the plumbing, heating or drainage installations.

What happens during the Level 1 Home Survey inspection?

During the Level 1 Home Survey inspection, our qualified RICS home surveyor will inspect the inside and outside of the property at the most fundamental level and note any significant visible defects. This inspection is intended to cover as much of the property as is physically accessible and includes walking the property’s grounds and inspecting the condition of boundary walls, fences, permanent outbuildings, and areas in everyday use. The surveyor also carries out a desk-top study and makes oral enquiries for information about matters affecting the property.

What happens after the Level 1 Home Survey inspection?

After the inspection, our Level 1 Home Surveyor will produce a report that includes condition ratings of the main elements of the property. These ratings work on a traffic light system.

What is missing from a Level 1 Home Survey?

The Level 1 Home Survey report does not include advice on repairs or ongoing maintenance issues.

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