RICS Home Surveys

“The Level 2 Report, formerly known as the HomeBuyers Report, is by far the most popular survey that we undertake, provides a detailed report and is suitable for the vast majority of properties within the local area…”

This survey takes approximately two hours at the property, although longer if necessary, and includes a detailed inspection of all accessible areas including the roof space. An in-depth report of approximately 25-30 pages is produced.

It is suitable for all property types, generally built after approximately 1850 and of conventional construction including bungalows, houses, converted and purpose-built flats.


The RICS Home Survey Level 2 Report and Valuation will include:

  • A description of the property, outbuildings and construction.
  • An Overall Opinion on the property in relation to its condition and proposed purchase price
  • A description of the buildings elements, condition and recommended actions. Condition Ratings will be applied
  • An overview of the Services connected and their visual condition.
  • Drainage covers will be lifted but no tests will be applied to the Services. Further investigations or tests may be recommended.
  • Legal issues and investigations for example in respect of extensions, alterations, guarantees, tenure and right of way
  • A market valuation and assessment of insurance rebuild costs

The Report highlights significant and urgent issues including:

  • Ongoing structural movement and issues
  • Roof structure problems and coverings in disrepair
  • Cavity wall tie corrosion
  • Rising and penetrating dampness
  • Negligent structural alterations and extensions
  • Timber decay and woodworm
  • Asbestos
  • Health and safety issues

The report uses Condition or ‘Traffic Light’ ratings for each element of the property to highlight the urgency of repairs and further investigation


Fees for the RICS Home Survey Level 2 start from £450.00 plus VAT. Please feel free to contact us so that we can provide you with advice and a fee quote tailored to your proposed purchase.

Meridian Surveyors can provide the RICS Home Survey Level 2 surveys to all surrounding areas including: Hastings, St Leonards, Bexhill, Eastbourne, Battle and Rye.