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What is a Level 3 House Survey?

A RICS Level 3 Survey is the most comprehensive property survey you can get, with an in-depth look at any defects or concerns, as well as the structure of the internal and external parts of the building, with photographic evidence throughout the report in most cases.

Should you consider a RICS Level 3 Survey?

The RICS Level 3 Building Survey is recommended by RICS if the property:

  • Was built before 1900
  • Has had extensive repairs or alterations
  • Is expecting to be built upon or extended
  • Is constructed in an unusual way, regardless of age
  • Is a Listed Building (e.g. historic interest)

What information do you get from a Level 3 Building Survey?

Once the Level 3 Survey has been carried out, the surveyor will provide you with a full and exhaustive report which details the findings of any major and minor defects. The report should also detail each problem, its cause and how to repair the problem including potential cost, helping you renegotiate the asking price or walk away entirely.

As well as helping you to make a reasoned and informed decision on whether to proceed, or reconsider, a RICS Level 3 Survey also offers advice for your conveyancing solicitor.

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Our other independent surveyors

A RICS Level 3 Survey is the most thorough of the RICS Surveys and not every building requires this level of assessment. For this reason, we also work with a range of independent surveyors who specialise in other RICS Surveys:

Property Valuation Report

The most basic of the three property reports, the Property Valuation Report will not include details of concerns or defects.

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RICS Level 2 Survey

The aim of an RICS Level 2 Survey is to bring to light any defects in the property so that a potential buyer can make an informed decision about the purchase. This type of report includes a property valuation.

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Commonly asked questions on RICS Level 3 Surveys:

How long does it take to complete a Level 3 Survey?

When it comes to surveying a property, the time taken to complete the survey can depend entirely on the size and condition of the building. Generally, a RICS Level 3 Survey will take the longest and can take upwards of 8 hours to a whole day.

Who can do a Level 3 survey?

Level 3 reports are conducted by Building Surveyors. Surveyor Local offers highly qualifies RICS surveyors across the nation, each experts in the different Survey Levels and properties within their local area of work. With surveyors across the UK, we can provide specialised Level 3 insight on a whole range of properties throughout the nation. Find out now whether we currently have a RICS Level 3 surveyor in your area.

Is it worth having an RICS Level 3 Survey conducted on your property?

If you're looking to save yourself money on issues that may exist within a property, we highly recommend this service to uncover any faults or defects that may cause problems further down the line.

Can you use the information found in an RICS Survey Level 3 in negotiations?

Yes. Any information found in a Level 3 Survey inspection including defects or repairs can be used to negotiate a reduction in the property's price.

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If you have any further questions regarding the RICS Level 3 Building Survey, please feel free to contact us. Why not also check out our survey glossary to get a better understanding of how surveying a property works and find out even more about us.

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