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RICS HOME SURVEYS
HOMEBUYER VS BUILDING SURVEY

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Buying a new home? Make your purchase with complete peace of mind. Book a building assessment RICS Home Survey Level 2 (Homebuyer) or Level 3 (Building Survey) with AMS Surveys, the expert team that takes the stress out of buying property in Liverpool, Manchester, Preston and beyond.

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HELPING YOU UNDERSTAND THE HOME SURVEY

Whether you’re taking your first step onto the property ladder, expanding your property portfolio or looking to buy your forever home, purchasing property is a huge commitment. A homebuyer survey can ensure you’re making the right move, and that you’re fully aware of the condition of the building before you sign the contract.

AMS Surveys' comprehensive checks will allow our teams to identify structural problems, damp, defects, and provide advice on any findings that could pose issues down the line. You’ll have the option to choose from either our Level 2 or Level 3 RICS surveys, depending on the property type and the extent of the report required. Before you buy, we’ll happily talk you through the options, the nature of each and ensure you make the right choice.  

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A LEVEL 2 OR LEVEL 3 SURVEY, WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

The RICS Level 2 and Level 3 surveys are two distinct types of property surveys, each offering different levels of detail and analysis. A RICS Level 2 survey, also known as a HomeBuyer Report, provides a comprehensive overview of a property's condition, focusing on major defects and potential issues. It's suitable for relatively modern properties in good condition. This survey highlights urgent matters, such as structural concerns and dampness, aiding buyers in making informed decisions.

On the other hand, a RICS Level 3 survey, known as a Building Survey, offers a more extensive evaluation, suitable for older or complex properties. It provides an in-depth analysis of the property's structure, fabric, and potential defects, covering a wide range of aspects. This survey is particularly beneficial for properties requiring renovation, as it offers detailed insights into necessary repairs and maintenance. It can also include a summary of the repairs identified and costs, to help you budget for the repairs or negotiate the purchase price.

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IS IT WORTH PAYING FOR A HOME SURVEY?

In short, yes! The survey is key to highlighting potential problems and making you aware of the general condition of every aspect of the building. With this information, you can make an informed decision about one of the biggest purchases of your life. Being proactive could also prevent the need to throw money at rectifying unforeseen problems such as damp and roof and structural issues once you’re in.

With the facts upfront, you’ll have the opportunity to look elsewhere or consider the cost of any required remedial tasks and factor these into your budget. You may even be able to use the survey report to negotiate the purchase price – another way to save you time, money and the stress of the unknown.

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OUR RICS HOME BUYER SURVEYS AND SERVICES INCLUDE:

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RICS HOME SURVEY LEVEL 1 (CONDITION REPORT)

Allow AMS Surveys to identify potential risks, legal issues and any building defects that would require urgent attention.

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RICS HOME SURVEY LEVEL 3 (FULL BUILDING SURVEY)

Want an extra level of assurance? Choose the full structural survey, suitable for older properties and those in need of repair.

STARTING FROM £648

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RICS HOME SURVEY LEVEL 2 (HOMEBUYERS REPORT)

Uncover any nasty surprises before you get the keys. Opt for the Level 2 report to identify structural problems and issues inside and out.

STARTING FROM £324

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RICS RESIDENTIAL VALUATIONS

Assess the area, condition of the building, development potential and much more to determine the property’s value and ensure you’re not paying above the odds.

STARTING FROM £240

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READY TO BOOK A HOMEBUYER SURVEY?

Contact the AMS Surveys team today to arrange a home survey in Liverpool, Manchester, Preston, or Chester.

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