It is often difficult to decide which survey to choose. We are keen that you have the survey you want and more importantly, the survey you require.
The Home Buyer Survey Level 2 Report is suitable for most traditionally built (brick and tile) properties that have not been significantly extended or altered, are found to be in a reasonable condition and are built after 1900. All aspects of the property are covered within this report including environmental issues: such as landfill sites, flooding, and more recently – the HS2 high speed train line. There is also a Valuation included at the end of the report, which can be particularly useful if you are not having a mortgage and you are unsure if you are paying the correct price.
The Building Survey Level 3 report covers everything in the Level 2 Home Buyer Report. The advice in the Building Survey report is however more detailed and should therefore be chosen if the property is/has been: Non-traditionally built (Concrete, steel, timber), significantly extended or altered, visibly in a poor condition, you need advice on alterations and/or the property was built before 1900. This Survey can be tailored to your needs and a Valuation can be added for additional cost of £150.00 inclusive of VAT – the Surveyor will take into account any concerns you may have with the property, then explain these issues in detail.
This is simply to Value the property and only involves a brief inspection. The valuation will normally only flag up matters that could affect a Mortgage offer. We provide Valuations for all types of purposes including, but not limited to, Help-to-Buy, Shared Ownership, Probate, Tax and Private Sale.