Condition Report - RICS Home Survey Level 1

This service is designed for clients seeking a professional, objective but basic report on the condition of the property. As a result, it is less comprehensive than survey level 2 and survey level 3. A survey level 1 does not include details of causation of defects, advice on repairs or ongoing maintenance.


what is it?

The Condition Report – RICS Home Survey Level 1 includes:
  • A visual inspection that is less extensive than for the other survey levels
  • No tests of the building fabric or services are undertaken
  • The report objectively describes the condition of the building, its services and the grounds
  • It highlights relevant legal issues and any obvious risks to the building, people or grounds
  • The report is succinct and provides an assessment of the relative importance of the defects and problems
  • Where the surveyor is unable to reach a conclusion with reasonable confidence, a recommendation for further investigation is provided
Oval Surveyors aim to:
  • Describe the part or element in enough detail so that it can be properly identified
  • Provide a clear and concise expression of the surveyor’s professional assessment of each part or element
  • Describe the condition of the part or element that justifies the surveyor’s assessment and
  • Help you gain an objective view of the condition of the property

More information

This type of survey is particularly suited to:
  • Conventionally built, modern dwellings in a habitable and satisfactory condition such as standard houses, flats or bungalows
  • Properties less than 10 years old
  • Built from traditional common building materials and is of standard construction such as brick or timber
  • Suited for new builds or ones that have just fallen outside the NHBC warranty
  • It will not suit older, complex or adapted properties, or those in a neglected condition
How long will my report take?
At Oval Surveyors we strive to provide level 1 reports within 3 working days from inspection

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