RIC Home Survey – Level 2 (Homebuyer Report)

What are homebuyer surveys?

Also known as a Homebuyer survey, RICS Home Survey – Level 2 is a survey and inspection of the easily accessible parts of the property. As an RICS surveyor Tony will look for obvious signs of damage that are serious, could affect the property value, or are even dangerous. Unlike with a Level 3 survey, the structural integrity of the property is not investigated in detail nor are small wear and tear issues. The home buyer survey is not tailored to your property but the reports are easy to follow and understand and this is recommended for relatively new homes that are conventionally built and appear to be in good condition.

What’s Included in a Home buyer Report


  • An inspection of the more easily accessible areas of the property such as the major indoor features like ceilings, roof, walls, floors, bathrooms, and woodwork
  • An inspection of permanent outdoor buildings and the outside of the home including roofing, pipes and gutters, walls, windows, and outside doors.
  • An inspection of the visible parts of the heating and drainage systems, electric, gas and/or oil and water services.
  • Assessment of timbers for rot and active woodworm infestation.
  • Assessment of easily accessible timbers for rot and active woodworm infestation.

After the inspection, the walls will be tested for dampness.

Once the inspection has been completed, you’ll receive advice and technical information. This includes an overview of necessary maintenance, information on potential environmental hazards, and vital information for your legal advisor.
We can also provide a valuation on request.

You can view an example of one of our homebuyer reports here in pdf format.

Unsure what type of survey you require?

If you’re unsure which survey is right for you, contact us We’re always happy to talk you through your options and offer a transparent pricing system.

Also, you can reference this article from Zoopla – What type of Survey do I need?

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