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Level 2 vs Level 3 home survey

25/03/24Level 2 vs Level 3 home survey

What is the difference between a Home Survey Level 1, a Home Survey Level 2 and a Home Survey Level 3?

 

Use our at-a-glance table to find out:

 

 

 

LEVEL 1

LEVEL 2

(SURVEY ONLY)

LEVEL 2

(SURVEY AND VALUATION)

LEVEL 3

Describes the construction and condition of the property on the date of the inspection.

X

X

X

X

Aims to identify any problems that need urgent attention or are serious.

X

X

X

X

Aims to identify things that need to be investigated further to prevent serious damage.

X

X

X

X

Aims to tell you about problems that may be dangerous.

X

X

X

X

Aims to show up potential issues and defects, before any transaction takes place.

X

X

X

X

Aims to help you decide whether you need extra advice before committing to purchase.

 

X

X

X

Aims to enable you to budget for any repairs or restoration.

 

X

X

X

Aims to advise you on the amount of ongoing maintenance required in the future.

 

X

X

X

Provides a reinstatement cost to help you avoid under or over-insurance.

 

 

X

 

Provides a market valuation.

 

 

X

 

Aims to establish how the property is built, what materials are used and how these will perform in the future.

 

 

 

X

Aims to describe visible defects, plus exposing potential problems posed by hidden defects.

 

 

 

X

Aims to outline the repair options and give you a repair timeline, whilst explaining the consequences of not acting.

 

 

 

X

Where practical and agreed, provides an estimate of costs for identified repairs.

 

 

 

X

Provide specific comments on energy efficiency

 

 

 

X

 

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