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We are fully independent and are not owned by a lender or estate agent. We owe our allegiance
solely to our client and you can be assured that there is no possible conflict of interest.
We don't pay or accept commissions and your survey will never be passed to a third party for a fee share.
If the property is relatively modern (usually 1920's onwards), the RICS Home Survey Level 2 (survey only) Report is ideal. This type of survey should point to any defects or problems that are significant or that need attention. These reports are also most suitable for flats and maisonettes where many areas are shared and inaccessible. The RICS Home Survey Level 2 (survey only) Report is a level two survey, as described in the RICS Home Survey Standard 1st edition, November 2019. There is also a version with a Market Valuation called the RICS Home Survey Level 2 (survey and valuation).
The written report follows the RICS 'traffic light' system of condition rating, which clients find very helpful in reducing unnecessary detail, quickly and clearly highlighting areas of concern.
The RICS Home Survey Level 3 Report is a detailed level three survey, as described in the RICS Home Survey Standard 1st edition, November 2019. It is our most popular level 3 survey and is suitable for most types of property, unless very large or complex (in these cases, we may recommend The Marshalls Building Survey).
The property will be subject to a thorough and detailed survey of all areas undertaken without causing damage and respecting the privacy of the occupiers. The service installations are visually inspected, but testing is not undertaken.
The written report also follows the RICS 'traffic light' system of condition rating.If the property is new, you should instruct a snagging list, which is non-descriptive, but gives a list of defects with the property that can be passed to the builder or developer for attention.