RICS LEVEL 2 HOME SURVEY Report (Previously known as a Homebuyer Survey)

JRB Surveyors offer 2 types of survey for Homebuyers.

The Home Survey Level 2 Report Service provides an inspection of the Property, a Report on the condition of the Property and includes the Surveyors opinion of the Market Value of the Property. A Home Survey Level 2 Report is suitable for most property types.

This Report can be prepared with or without a Valuation.

The Report use a traffic light system to rate the condition of each element of the building, including advice on defects/repairs and maintenance considerations.

This level of service is for clients who are seeking a professional opinion at an economic price. It is, therefore, less comprehensive than a level three service. The focus is on assessing the general condition of the main elements of a property.

This intermediate level of service includes a more extensive visual inspection of the building, its services and grounds, but still without tests. Concealed areas normally opened or used by the occupiers are inspected if it is safe to do so (typical examples include roof spaces, basements and cellars). The report objectively describes the condition of the different elements and provides an assessment of the relative importance of the defects/problems. At this level, although it is concise, the report does include advice about repairs and any ongoing maintenance issues. Where the  surveyor is unable to reach a conclusion with reasonable confidence, a recommendation for further investigations should be made.

This level of service suits a broader range of conventionally built properties, although the age and type will depend on the knowledge and experience of the RICS member. This level of service is unlikely to suit:

  • complex buildings, for example those that have been extensively extended and altered
  • unique or older historic properties – although survey level two services may be appropriate for some older buildings, the decision will depend on the RICS member’s proven competence and knowledge and the nature of the building itself. For example, a survey level two report on homes with traditional timber frames or those built much before 1850 is likely to be inconclusive and be of little use to the client or
  • properties in neglected condition.

Still unsure which Level of Service is right for you?

  • We are happy to have a no obligation chat about which Survey we recommend and we explain why we have recommended that Level of Service.
  • We always ask questions about the Property you are buying and look at the details available online so that we can better advise you.
  • We aim to provide you with all the information so that you are sure you are choosing the right level of service for you.