Level 2 Home Purchase Survey

This is Rainfords intermediate survey (This service is delivered in accordance with the Home survey standard (1st edition) RICS professional statement and is equivalent to level 2).

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Rainfords Level 2 Home Purchase Survey

The Level 2 survey is for your own benefit rather than the mortgage lenders. A large majority of people opt for a homebuyers survey when buying a new home. It allows you to evaluate whether you want to continue with the purchase and to consider any urgent or significant problems with the property.

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Who Is This Survey For?

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. Therefore, 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 (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.

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What Does The Survey Include?

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. Furthermore, any issues to be discussed with your solicitor, such as parking spaces or rights of way, will be noted in the report.

A valuation can also be added for an additional fee if required.

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Which Properties Is This Survey Suitable For?

This level of service suits a broader range of conventionally built properties, although the age and type will depend on individual properties.

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, knowledge and the nature of the building itself. For example, a survey level two report on homes with traditional timber frames or those built before 1850 is likely to be inconclusive and be of little use to the client
  • Properties in neglected condition.
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We are a practice of Chartered Valuation Surveyors specialising in residential surveys.

Level 2 Home Purchase Survey

A survey that will check whether your new home is in good condition.

Rainfords Level 2 Plus Survey

Level 2 Home Purchase Survey with Valuation

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.

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