RICS Level 3

A RICS Level 3 survey, also known as a Building Survey, is a comprehensive property survey conducted by an experienced and qualified surveyor. It provides a detailed assessment of the condition and construction of a property, offering a more extensive analysis compared to the Level 2 survey. 

Here are the  key areas covered by a Level 3 survey:

Overall opinion of the surveyor: This is a crucial part of the survey report; however, it is essential to remember that the final decision belongs to the buyer. The surveyor only assists the client with making an informed decision about the purchase. 

Cost summary: This is an optional part of the report. The surveyor will provide a range of costs rather than a definitive figure. Many factors influence the prices. Therefore, it is always best to prepare a full scope of work, invite reputable contractors and suppliers, and request at least three independent quotes. 

Structural integrity: The surveyor will assess the property's structural stability, including the foundations, walls,  roof, floors, and any other load-bearing elements. They will identify any defects, such as cracks, subsidence, or signs of movement, that could affect the building's structural integrity. 

Building fabric: The surveyor will examine the external and internal walls, doors, windows, and other building elements for signs of deterioration, damage, or poor construction. They will assess the materials' quality and identify any necessary repairs or maintenance. 

The report turnaround is between 2 to 5 days.

The total cost is usually as follows: 

£850 for a 3-bedroom house

£950 for a 4-bedroom house

Please note that prices are indicative and depend on many factors, such as market value, travel distance, size, and the level of our liability.

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