RICS Home Survey – Level 2 (survey and valuation)

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If you are considering purchasing a residential property but are looking for a more in depth report on its condition and value, then you may wish to consider an RICS Home Survey – Level 2 (survey and valuation).  This offers a detailed assessment of a property’s condition by a Chartered Surveyor, focusing on significant defects and urgent issues.

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What is an RICS Home Survey – Level 2 (survey and valuation)

An RICS Home Survey – Level 2 (survey and valuation) provides a clear and concise report which is easy to understand and includes the following aspects.

  • Inspection of inside and outside but fabric and contents remain undisturbed.   The surveyor will inspect roof space and subfloor areas, if access can be obtained, but will not lift floor coverings or test services such as electricity and central heating.
  • A professional assessment of any significant or urgent issues that will affect the market value
  • A list of areas or concerns that require attention, advice on repairs and maintenance issues, and an overview of any legal considerations
  • An opportunity to discuss the report findings with the inspecting Chartered Surveyor

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What does it include?

An RICS Home Survey – Level 2 (survey and valuation) includes a visual inspection of accessible areas, evaluating structural elements, roof, walls, floors, and services. The report provides a traffic light rating system for easy identification of problem areas, alongside advice on repairs and ongoing maintenance. It also includes a market valuation and insurance rebuild cost. This survey helps buyers make informed decisions without extensive technical detail.

Why should I get one?

The surveyor who provides the RICS Home Survey – Level 2 (survey and valuation) service aims to give you professional advice to help you to:

  • make a balanced, informed decision on whether to go ahead with buying the property, without overwhelming you with technical detail
  • make an informed decision on what is a reasonable price to pay for the property
  • take into account any repairs or replacements the property needs, and
  • consider what further advice you should take before committing to purchasing property.

If you would like the more detailed report on the property you are considering purchasing then please contact our nearest office who can discuss your specific concerns and identify areas you would like the surveyor to pay particular attention to.

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