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Level 2 Survey


Level 2 Surveys

(formerly known as a Homebuyers Reports)

The Level 2 survey is available both with and without a valuation. The surveyor still inspects every building element (where safe and practical to do so) but the reporting is less detailed than in a Level 3 report. The Level 2 report aims to identify any defects and the remedy is usually obvious in a modern house. For example, the surveyor might say there are a number of broken tiles on the roof leaving the client to obtain quotes from a reputable roofer for remedy if they wish. The reason the Level 3 report is suitable for older buildings is that the survyor then explains what to do about the defect and the risks asscoiated with not undertaking the repair (see Level 3 service). 

SURVEY & VALUATION

This is a concise survey report in a format drawn up by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

It provides the prospective purchaser with information on the general condition of the property, any significant factors likely to materially affect the value of the property and a reinstatement cost assessment (formerly a fire insurance valuation).

Information is provided in a simple and straightforward layout, both easy to read and understand. The report is based on a visual inspection of as much of the interior and exterior of the building as is easily accessible.

It is particularly suitable for residential properties of traditional construction built after about 1920, apparently in good condition and where the property has not been signifiantly altered.  This report includes a valuation of the property and a reinstatement cost assessment.

From £750 + VAT.  We base our fees on size, construction and condition and therefore how long we anticipate the inspection and report writing to take. Please complete the contact form and supply a link to any agent's details of the property to obtain a fixed price, no obligation quotation.

SURVEY ONLY

Sheffords also offer the Level 2 Survey without the valuation element.  This concise report focuses on the condition of the property and aims to allow you to:

  • make an informed decision on whether to go ahead with buying the property
  • take account of any repairs or replacements the property needs; and
  • consider what further advice you should take before committing to purchase the property.

The report does NOT include a valuation or reinstatement cost assessment of the property.  This report is not suitable for pre 1920s properties, those properties that have been significantly extended or altered or if you wish to significantly alter the structure of the property.

From £600 + VAT. We base our fees on size, construction and condition and therefore how long we anticipate the inspection and report writing to take. Please complete the contact form and supply a link to any agent's details of the property to obtain a fixed price, no obligation quotation.

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