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Which Residential Survey Do I need?

Unsure if this is the survey for you? So, contact us and one of our friendly team will be happy to discuss your survey options.

We cover Canterbury, Margate, Ramsgate, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Folkestone, Dover, Deal, Ash, Sandwich, Faversham, Sittingbourne and Other Kent Locations for all Level 1, 2, 3 and bespoke services

Our Surveys are Home Survey Standard Compatible and use our own bespoke templates

Why should I get a residential survey?

Watch the video below to understand the importance of being informed when buying a property

So which survey should I have?

Below you can find a useful guide which details some of the essential features of the RICS Surveys. So,  helping you to identify which report you require. Finally, should you have any questions, require assistance choosing the right report for you or want to get a quote for one of our services. Certainly, we’d be delighted to help. Also, You can get a free quote from our surveyors today.

Level 1 Survey – Formally Known as RICS Condition Report

  • Properties currently in good condition
  • Homes made from conventional materials, built in the last 30 years
  • Buildings without significant alterations, which you do not intend to significantly modify

Level 2 Survey – Formally Know as RICS HomeBuyer Report

  • Properties that appear in reasonable condition
  • Conventional homes built in the last 100 years, Buildings without significant alteration, which you do not intend to significantly alter

Level 3 Survey – Formally Known as RICS Building Surveys / Full Structural

  • Properties over 50 years old
  • Listed Buildings and historic buildings
  • Buildings of any age that are constructed in an unusual way
  • Properties that have been substantially altered or extended
  • Buildings that are proposed to undergo alteration or refurbishment

Level 3 – Heritage

  • Properties over 50 years old
  • Listed Buildings and historic buildings
  • Buildings of any age that are constructed in an unusual way
  • Properties that have been substantially altered or extended
  • Buildings that are proposed to undergo alteration or refurbishment

All Surveys can include anything by agreement including liaising with other professionals and high camera surveys but these fall outside of the normal scope of surveys

Service FeaturesLevel 1 Survey i.e RICS Home Condition ReportLevel 2 Survey i.e RICS HomeBuyer ReportLevel 3 Survey i.e RICS Building SurveyLevel 3 - Heritage
Describes the construction and condition of the property on the date of the inspectionXXXX
Aims to identify any problems that need urgent attention or are serious.XXXX
Aims to identify things that need to be investigated further to prevent serious damage.XXXX
Aims to tell you about problems that may be dangerous.XXXX
Aims to show up potential issues and defects, before any transaction takes placeXXXX
Aims to help you decide whether you need extra advice before committing to purchase. XXX
Aims to enable you to budget for any repairs or restoration. XXX
Aims to advise you on the amount of ongoing maintenance required in the future. XXX
Aims to establish how the property is built, what materials are used and how these will perform in the future  XX
Aims to describe visible defects, plus exposing potential problems posed by hidden defects.  XX
Aims to outline the repair options and give you a repair timeline, whilst explaining the consequences of not acting  XX
Where practical and agreed, provides an estimate of costs for identified repairs.  XX
Provide specific comments on energy efficiency.  XX
Specifically Trained / Qualified Heritage Surveyor   X
Extra time and detail to heritage issues   X
LBC Checks   X