Level 3 Building Survey

This level of service is for clients who are seeking a professional opinion based on a detailed assessment of the property.(This service is delivered in accordance with the Home survey standard (1st edition) RICS professional statement so is equivalent to level 3).

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Level 3 Building Surveys

The Building Survey can be tailored to your own requirements to suit the individual property and will include photographs throughout to ease identification of defects or repairs required.

The Level 3 Building Survey (formerly called a structural survey) is suitable for all types of property especially if you re dealing with a large, older, or run-down property, a building that is unusual or altered, or if you re planning major works. Additionally, it costs more than the other reports because it gives detailed information about the structure and fabric of the property.

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What Is This Survey For?

The service consists of a detailed visual inspection of the building, its services and the grounds, therefore, it is more extensive than a survey level two. 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). Although the services are not tested, they are observed in normal operation in other words, they are switched on or off and/or operated where the occupier has given permission and it is safe to do so. The report objectively describes the form of construction and materials used for different parts of the property. It describes the condition and provides an assessment of the relative importance of the defects/problems.

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What Does This Survey Include?

The Building Survey includes:

a more thorough inspection and detailed report on a wider range of issues;

a description of visible defects and potential problems caused by hidden defects in areas not inspected;

propose the most probable cause(s) of the defects based on the inspection

a full range of digital images throughout the report to assist in the identification and location of defects;

an outline of repair options and the likely consequences of inactivity;

make general recommendations in respect of the priority and likely timescale for necessary work;

advice for your legal advisers and details of serious risks and dangerous conditions; and

advice on energy performance and sustainability.

The Level 3 Building Survey does not include a valuation, but this can be provided as a separate extra service subject to an additional fee.

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We are a practice of Chartered Valuation Surveyors specialising in residential surveys.

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Level 3 Building Survey

This level of service is for clients who are seeking a professional opinion based on a detailed assessment of the property.

Level 3 Building Surveys

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