RICS Home Survey level 2 (Homebuyer report)

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The Details

The RICS Home Survey level 2 (Homebuyer report) is the most popular report for buyers. It is suitable for the majority of traditionally built residential properties and clearly presents the findings in an easy-to-read format.

Entrance and front garden of a small terraced house

The RICS Home Survey level 2 (Homebuyer report) includes:

  • Description of each element of the property
  • Comment on defects and repairs¬†
  • An overall opinion and summary of condition ratings
  • The report does not include a market valuation or reinstatement cost

This report will highlight the most serious and urgent issues with your potential purchase. It will help you to make a reasoned and informed judgement on whether or not to proceed with a purchase and to be clear about what decisions and actions should be taken before contracts are exchanged.

Typically, the RICS Home Survey level 2 (Homebuyer report) inspection will involve a full external and internal inspection including use of a remote camera for hidden areas, an inspection of the roof void and tests for dampness. Services will be commented upon but not tested and drain manhole covers will be lifted. Outbuildings and grounds will also be commented upon.

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