RICS Level 2 Survey

Get a comprehensive overview of your property’s condition with a detailed RICS Level 2 Home Survey from Fourth Wall.

What is a RICS Level 2 Survey?

We have a team of dedicated, jargon free residential surveyors who specialise in providing the most detailed home buyer surveys on the market. However, if you’re buying a newer property, one that’s in particularly good condition, or you don’t need all the detail, a Home Survey RICS Level 2 report might be the right thing for you.

Often referred to as a Homebuyers report or home buyer survey, this survey will give you a clear picture of the property’s current condition, and straightforward advice on what steps you should consider before purchasing.

We’d recommend choosing a level 2 survey if you’re looking to buy a property which is a more modern house, flat or bungalow built from conventional materials and of a good condition. This is one of the most common choices for a house survey for people as it’s a thorough high level survey that caters to more modern properties. If your property doesn’t fit within these guidelines, then we’d recommend a Level 3 building survey as this caters to properties with more unique features that require further inspection. If you’re unsure, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team!

Our professional surveyors will complete this comprehensive survey by inspecting visual aspects of the property looking for both evidently visible defects as well concealed ones. After the level 2 home buyer survey is completed you will receive an electronic copy of the report outlining any problems found, the next steps to take, and honest advice from our team about potential liabilities associated with the property.

What Does a Level 2 Survey Include?

A detailed physical inspection of the internal and external areas of the property which includes but is not limited to; the roof, floors, walls, pipes, services, and windows, to name a few.

A clear executive summary making it easy for you to see fabric defects, regulatory compliance and legal queries.

A jargon-free, comprehensive report of any problems found at the property with an easy-to-understand overall condition rating given to the main elements of the building.

Advice on next steps to deal with repairs or ongoing maintenance issues that the property may have including suggestions of high priority tasks.

An overview of broadband speeds, mobile data speeds and noise considerations.

Any further advice that you should consider before purchasing the property, this may include legalities, location details and other elements tailored to your needs as a buyer.

Follow up free advice from your team’s experienced building surveyor to discuss any report findings so you can move forward with confidence.

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We don’t work from a standard template at Fourth Wall. Our surveys are bespoke and developed with you in mind. We believe this sets us apart.

Architectural Feasibility Review

When conducting your survey, we can also provide you with a initial Architectural Feasibility Review if you have any alterations or extensions in mind.

This will include a review of feasibility of your project and initial Planning, Building Regulations and Party Wall considerations.

Building Reinstatement Cost Assessments

If you own a property, no matter what size or for what purpose, you need to ensure you’re insured to the right level should anything happen.

Our experts will provide a report outlining the insurance reinstatement value based on the latest cost data and our expert knowledge.

Drone Surveys of Roof Area, Chimneys and hard to reach places

If you invest or develop property, we conduct reports focused at seasoned investors with key considerations included when purchasing a buy to let property.

If you own or are purchasing a portfolio, we can inspect and report on the condition and the key considerations of the entire portfolio.

RICS Level 2 Survey FAQs

Browse some of the common questions that our team are asked when it comes to choosing the survey that’s right for you.

How Much is a RICS Level 2 Survey?

The price of a level 2 survey does not have a set price due to the nature of the industry and the fact that we would consider it unfair to charge the same for each property due to their individual uniqueness. If you’d like to find out more about how much a survey may cost for your property, contact our team for a no-obligation consultation and quote. 

What is the Difference Between a Level 2 and Level 3 Building Survey?

Both level 2 and level 3 surveys conduct an inspection of the overall current condition of the property looking for any concerning defects. However, a level 2 survey is tailored to properties which are typical houses, flats or bungalows built from conventional materials and of decent condition. Whereas level 3 is a building survey that caters to properties with more unique features, such as if they are older or larger, that require further inspection.

How Long Does a RICS Level 2 Survey Take?

Typically a level 2 or home buyer survey can take between 90 minutes to 4 hours, as this type of survey is dealing with more conventional domestic properties. Factors that can affect the time in which it takes to conduct include elements such as the size of the property, and the extent of damage to the property, if any. This is because our chartered surveyors want to ensure that their report is thorough and nothing is missed.

Does a Level 2 Survey Look At the Roof?

The surveyor will inspect the roof during a home buyer survey, but only space that is no more than three metres above floor level. They will visually inspect the roof structure looking for any parts that look vulnerable to damage or deterioration.

Why Choose Fourth Wall?

At Fourth Wall, we understand that purchasing a property can be a stressful time so we’re here to help make the process easier. We’ve stripped out all of the old-fashioned jargon because we like talking to people in a language that they understand – giving you a clear outline of exactly what your property needs and the next steps to take.

Our team of experts have a wide range of experience within all types of properties, and tailor their skills to whatever the property’s needs may be as we value the unique qualities of each one. Contact our friendly team today and start your property journey by booking a free, no-obligation consultation.

What Our Clients Say.

We could tell you how great our team and services are, but that would be too easy. Why not take a look at what some of our previous clients have said?

“Fantastic report with great technical detail. We recently had a building survey conducted on a property by another surveyor and the report provided by Fourth Wall was leagues ahead.”

– Robert Sykes

“High quality, clear and practical: Really useful report, very clear with helpful photographs and budget for repairs. They gave some really helpful extra insight on the phone post survey. Would recommend.”

– Rachel Morrison

“Great service, with a detailed final report for a good price. Everything was completed on time.”

– Thomas Worthington

“A detailed report was provided in a week. It was well presented, clearly laid out and each point colour coded. A pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend and will definitely use their services again in the future.”

– R.C

“Our survey was as detailed as the sample one, yet it was easy to understand and explained exactly all the issues. I’d definitely use Fourth Wall again, if I needed to.”

– Louie Parkin

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We’ve revolutionised the traditional surveying model for people looking to purchase conventional domestic property, making it as simple and easy as possible. If you’re interested in a level 2 house survey, simply fill in the form below to either receive an initial quote or speak to one of our team or contact us by email or phone and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.


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