LEVEL 3 Survey

A Level 3 Survey (often referred to as a Building Survey or Full Survey) is the highest level of non-invasive survey that surveyors usually carry out during the home-buying process. It is suitable for all properties, but is often most applicable for older or more unusual properties, or properties where problems are suspected.

A Level 3 Survey is a full and thorough inspection, including:-

  • Damp assessment
  • Subsidence, Settlement and Structural movement
  • Condition of the external — Chimneys, Roofs, Walls, Gutters, Flat roofs
  • Internal roof structure and condition (the “loft”)
  • Timber rot and damage
  • Insect or Beetle infestations (also known as “woodworm”)
  • Windows and Doors
  • Services – Heating, Boiler, Electrics, Gas, Oil
  • Drains – mains, private cesspits and septic tanks
  • Alterations – Extensions, Loft Conversions, Chimney removals, Wall removals
  • Ventilation issues
  • Grounds and Boundaries
  • Energy Efficiency Advice
  • Conveyancing Issues – e.g. Planning and Building Control Items
  • Health & Safety issues – e.g. Asbestos
  • Council information
  • Listed Building information.

With the Building Survey, you can be sure to receive:

  • A thorough review of the property and its condition
  • Clear and jargon-free advice about repairs and ongoing maintenance
  • A value for money service designed to answer your questions
HM Government – ‘How to Buy’ guide – click here
Which? – House Surveys – click here