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Wondering which type of building survey you need? Our expert surveyors, with ten years of experience in the industry, have broken down the different types of building surveys below and which one you’ll likely need to assess the condition of your property.
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A Level 1 Condition Report is a basic assessment of the condition of a property during the purchase or transaction stage, helping stakeholders or first-time buyers make informed decisions.
The Level 1 Condition Report will provide a general overview of the property’s condition, identifying significant issues and areas requiring further investigation or attention.
The report’s traffic light system will detail the areas of the property that require attention and the amount and cost assessments. Our surveyors can help advise your legal advisors on replacements, guarantees, and planning.
*Valuations not included.
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A Level 2 Home Survey, sometimes referred to as a Homebuyer’s Report, provides a more in-depth analysis than a Level 1 Report as it includes a more detailed assessment of the property, which typically involves visual inspections, identification of defects, environmental issues, summary of findings, valuations, advice and recommendations.
Level 2 Home Surveys are typically recommended for residential properties requiring a detailed assessment of the property’s condition. This will provide more valuable information to help you mitigate potential risks associated with home purchases. Alternatively, some mortgage lenders might require a property survey as part of the application process to help them assess the mortgage risk, which is often a typical process when purchasing a residential property.
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A Level 3 Building Survey, commonly called a Full Structural Survey, is the most comprehensive property survey available in the UK. It provides a detailed assessment of the property’s condition, including its structure, fabric, and visible defects, documentation, reporting, and a tailored approach.
Generally, a Level 3 Building Survey is better recommended for properties that have complex structures, which tend to be older properties in poor condition, or that have undergone significant renovations and alterations. Offering everything the Home Buyer Survey provides, the Level 3 Report is an extension of the Level 2 Report.
In some scenarios, legal or regulatory requirements might dictate the need for a Level 3 Building Survey in property disputes or insurance claims, where a detailed survey report will provide the evidence you need to support your case.
Don’t waste time. Chat with us to discover what type of building survey you need to be that one step closer to purchasing your home. We offer a free, 15-minute, no-obligation consultation to discuss any concerns or questions to get you started.