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Level 2 RICS Homebuyer Report (with or without Valuation)

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This intermediate level includes a more extensive visual inspection of the building, its services and grounds, but still without tests. Concealed areas normal open 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 may be made.

This level of service suits a broader range of conventionally built properties and as a result, 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 including Listed Buildings
  • Properties in a neglected condition

In such cases, a survey level two service will often result in numerous referrals for further investigations, an outcome that many clients find disappointing. This level two report can include a valuation of the property and an assessment for reinstatement purposes.

In summary, Level 2 includes:

✔ extensive visual inspection of the building

✔ extensive inspection of building services and grounds

✔ inspection of concealed areas or areas used by occupiers (e.g. basement)

✔ objective description of different elements’ condition

✔ assessment of relative importance of defects/problems

✔ referrals for further investigations if needed

✔ can include valuation and assessment for reinstatement


does not include:

✖ test of building fabric or services

✖ advice about repairs and ongoing maintenance issues


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