Do you have or intend to purchase a traditionally built home dating after 1900, which has not been majorly altered or extended and is in reasonable condition? Then, the Home Buyer Survey (Level 2 Report) is likely most suitable for your situation.
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Our experienced surveyors will give you professional advice to help you make an informed decision before committing to a property purchase and to ensure you consider any repairs or replacements the property needs.
Our Surrey surveys will provide you with an overall professional opinion of the property, highlighting any areas of concern and summarising the condition of different property elements. While we do not act as a legal advisor, nor will we comment on any legal documents.
However, if, during the inspection, we identify issues your legal advisors need to investigate further, we will highlight these and refer to them in the report.
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Our Surrey surveyors will evaluate the overall condition of the property and, at the same time, assess it for any maintenance requirements. This will provide valuable insights into the general state of the property and highlight any issues that require urgent attention or regular maintenance, which will help owners plan for any future costs or upkeep.
We’ll identify any visible defects, including plumbing or electric issues, that might affect the property’s value or pose risks to the building, the grounds or the people.
Based on our findings, our surveyor will provide further advice and recommendations to prospective buyers, which might include guidance on maintenance tasks, necessary repairs or further investigations. The Level 2 Report will help buyers understand the severity of any identified problems and prioritise any necessary actions.
The Level 2 Home Survey report will serve as a comprehensive document that details all the inspection findings, including photographs and descriptions of defects, providing clear documentation and evidence for buyers to review before purchase. This vital information will help buyers negotiate with sellers and make informed decisions regarding their investment.
The survey report will point out any significant defects alongside the estimated costs involved in addressing them, which will help you budget for any necessary repairs or renovations. We’ll help you assess the financial implications of purchasing a property to understand any associated potential risks.
The Level 2 Report will cover all environmental issues and a detailed property condition breakdown. Valuations are also possible at the end of the report to reassure you that you’re paying the right price.
The best next steps
If repairs were advised:
You’ll want to get quotations on the work, as the cost of repairs might influence the amount you’re willing to pay for the property. So, before making legal commitments, we should get reports and quotations for all the repairs and any further investigations we might have identified.
Please bear in mind that some repairs require contractors with specialist skills, or you may need to acquire Building Regulations permission or planning permission from your local authority for any works. Make sure all quotations are prepared in writing.
The report could highlight areas of concern regarding the condition of a hidden part of the building if we could only see part of the defect or do not require specialist knowledge to assess part of the property fully.
In this case, we might recommend a further investigation to uncover the true extent of the problem. While this might depend on the type of problem, bear in mind that this might require parts of the home to be disturbed, which will need to be discussed with the current owner, and the cost of these investigations might be high.
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.