Homebuyer report Level 2 for impartial assessment of residential properties

Your RICS Home Survey Level 2 Report will include an examination of the property. From the chimney pots to the boundaries, we take a good look around and assess the general condition of the fabric of the property.


Why Do I Need a Level 2 Homebuyer Survey?

Make sure your dream home is not a nightmare in disguise with the RICS Home Survey Level 2 Report (the new name for Home Buyers’ reports).

Having a CWH Surveyors’ RICS Home Survey Level 2 Report, backed by the full authority of RICS, is a cost-effective way of obtaining peace of mind and confidence in the property buying process.

All too often we hear of stories about ‘homes from hell’ where homeowners have been lumbered with huge bills for repairs or replacements that they didn’t expect. Having a survey carried out by an RICS Chartered Surveyor is a great way to help you ensure you’re not hit with any nasty unexpected bills.

“Having an independent comprehensive survey done by a RICS member…could save you thousands of pounds.” TV’s Phil Spencer.

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Condition Ratings


Defects which are serious and/or need to be repaired, replaced or investigated urgently


Defects that need repairing or replacing but are not considered to be either serious or urgent. The property must be maintained in the normal way.


No repair is currently needed. The property must be maintained in the normal way


Not inspected

What does a RICS Level 2 Survey include?

  • A comprehensive inspection of the property by a RICS qualified surveyor, which covers the condition of the property on the date of the inspection. This inspection is less extensive than a Level 3 survey but still provides significant detail on the property’s condition.
  • A detailed report that highlights any significant issues that may impact the property’s value or require urgent attention. This includes identifying potential problems that need further investigation to prevent more serious issues.
  • An assessment of the property’s general condition and major defects. It provides a summary of the property’s structural integrity and any areas that may need repair or maintenance.
  • Advice on the next steps you might need to take, including the need for any further specialist inspections or advice.
  • Recommendations for any necessary repairs and ongoing maintenance advice. It aims to help you understand the implications of any issues identified and how to address them.
  • An explanation of any potential legal considerations for your conveyancer, including information that could affect your decision to purchase.
  • Photographs to support the findings and help you visualise the areas of concern.

Following completion of the Report, we will gladly provide additional guidance and advice up to the exchange of contracts, and continue to offer support thereafter if needed.

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Brick wall

So, before you commit to buying your dream home, make sure that you request the RICS Home Survey Level 2 Report from CWH Surveyors. It will help you:

• Make an informed decision on whether to go ahead with buying the property

• Decide what is a reasonable price to pay for the property

• Take account of any repairs or replacements the property needs

• Consider if you need any further advice before exchanging contracts

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According to a recent survey 1 in 4 buyers relying solely on a mortgage valuation report, of these 25% end up with unplanned work in the first year amounting to an average cost of over £1,100. (Source: RICS GfK NOP research)