The RICS condition report is the most basic level of survey and should only be conducted on relatively new properties that are presented in a good condition.
The report will provide an overview of the property’s condition as well as highlighting any safety risks or obvious defects.
The report does not include advice relating to the property or a valuation.
A Homebuyers Level 2 survey is the most common type of survey and is suitable for most properties which are presented to a reasonable standard.
A level 2 survey breaks down the elements within the home and reports on the condition and any defects discovered which will affect the value.
The findings are broken down into an easy to understand ‘traffic light system’. You will also be advised of any issues that require further investigation from a specialist or a legal advisor
Formerly known as the ‘full structural survey’ the level 3 building survey is the most comprehensive RICS survey. This survey is often recommended for older, larger properties that are presented in a poor condition.
The survey is more detailed and thorough than the other types and the surveyor will look to inspect areas such as sub floor voids.
The detail will cover the defects, the possible causes and the advised solutions and urgency to make the repairs. In some cases the costs of the repairs will also be estimated.
We can provide RICS private valuations in accordance with the RICS Red Book for a variety of uses. These include but are not limited to:
A comprehensive, visual inspection of a new build property prior to completion. The report is in accordance with the newly created New Homes Quality Board which is backed by the Government and the New Homes Ombudsman.
No repair is currently needed, the element must be maintained in the normal way
Elements that are defective or need replacing but are not considered serious or urgent. The property should be maintained in the normal way
These elements have defects that are serious and should be repaired/replaced or investigated urgently. Failure to do so could risk safety issues or long term damage to the property.