RICS HomeBuyer Report Folkestone
Home Survey Standards – This service is delivered in accordance with the Home survey standard (1st edition) RICS professional statement and is equivalent to Level 2. We use our own custom templates for this now due to the standardisation and a copy is available on request we no longer use RICS or SAVA forms
Home Buyer Report (Level 2) we cover Folkestone and surrounding areas in Kent.
Doesn’t the bank do the survey?
The most frequent question we get asked is, but we’ve had a survey the bank arranged it while it true that you can have a Level 2 or 3 survey through your mortgage provider. It is more likely a valuation report that has been commissioned and these are there purely to make sure the bank has the ability to get back from the property in resale what you’ve asked it to lend you. It doesn’t report on lots of things and in most cases, you never get to see it this is why if you need a home buyer survey in Folkestone Home Heroes Limited should be your chosen surveyors.
RICS Video – The importance of getting a HomeBuyers Report
Is this the right level Survey for me?
Level 2 (RICS) Home Buyers Report Folkestone
Choose this report if you need more extensive information whilst buying or selling a conventional house, flat or bungalow in Folkestone
and it is built from common building materials and in reasonable condition.
• a list of problems that the surveyor considers may affect the property;
• advice on repairs and ongoing maintenance;
• issues that need to be investigated to prevent serious damage or dangerous conditions;
• legal issues that need to be addressed before completing your purchase; and
• information on location, local environment and the recorded energy efficiency (where available).
Level 3 Surveys Folkestone Formally the Building Survey
We recommend a Full Building Survey (Level 3) for properties older than 75 years old or those that have had extensive modifications such as extensions, loft conversions of which there are many in Folkestone as well as the RICS Level 3 Building Survey we can do a custom based level 3 survey particularly for pre-1919 properties in Folkestone
The Level 3 Survey is the most in-depth standard survey available for residential property, It has previously been called a Full Structural or Building Survey.
Compare Survey Types
|Service Features||Level 1 Survey i.e RICS Home Condition Report||Level 2 Survey i.e RICS HomeBuyer Report||Level 3 Survey i.e RICS Building Survey||Level 3 – Heritage|
|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|
|Aims to establish how the property is built, what materials are used and how these will perform in the future||X||X|
|Aims to describe visible defects, plus exposing potential problems posed by hidden defects.||X||X|
|Aims to outline the repair options and give you a repair timeline, whilst explaining the consequences of not acting||X||X|
|Where practical and agreed, provides an estimate of costs for identified repairs.||X||X|
|Provide specific comments on energy efficiency.||X||X|
|Specifically Trained / Qualified Heritage Surveyor||X|
|Extra time and detail to heritage issues||X|
Home Survey Standards – This service is delivered in accordance with the Home survey standard (1st edition) RICS professional statement. We use our own custom templates for this now due to the standardisation and a copy is available on request we no longer use RICS or SAVA forms
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