Countrywide Home Surveys

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Since it is often difficult to decide which home survey to choose, especially if you’re buying your first home, we’ve put together a simple guide to make this decision easier for you.

If you still have questions you can always call our team at Countrywide Home Surveys for help, advice, and support on 08081 698 400

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General Valuation

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Level 1 RICS Home Survey (previously called a condition report)

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Countrywide HomeFact Report (equivalent of a Level 1 with some extra features as outlined below)

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Level 2 – RICS Home Survey (previously called a Homebuyer Survey)

Level 2 – RICS Home Survey with Valuation (previously called a Homebuyer Survey)

Level 3 – RICS Home Survey (previously called a Building Survey)

Describes the construction and condition of the property on the date of the inspection.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Aims to identify any problems that need urgent attention or are serious.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Aims to identify things that need to be investigated further to prevent serious damage.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Aims to tell you about problems that may be dangerous.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Aims to show up potential issues and defects, before any transaction takes place.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Aims to help you decide whether you need extra advice before committing to purchase

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Yes

Yes

Yes

Aims to enable you to budget for any repairs or restoration.

General guidance is provided for major repairs

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Yes

Yes

Aims to advise you on the amount of ongoing maintenance required in the future.

General maintenance tips are provided

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Yes

Yes

Provides a reinstatement cost to help you avoid under or over-insurance.

Yes

Aims to establish how the property is built, what materials are used and how these will perform in the future

Yes

Aims to describe visible defects, plus exposing potential problems posed by hidden defects.

Yes

Aims to outline the repair options and give you a repair timeline, whilst explaining the consequences of not acting.

Yes

Provides specific comments on energy efficiency.

Yes

Provides a market valuation.

Yes

Yes

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Countrywide Home Surveys is a trading name for Countrywide Surveyors Limited, registered in England and Wales under company no: 01954031.  Registered Office Greenwood House, 1st Floor, 91-99 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 0PP.  VAT number 500 2481 05

Countrywide Surveyors Limited is regulated by RICS for the provision of surveying services. This means we agree to uphold the RICS Rules of Conduct for Firms and all other applicable mandatory professional practice requirements of RICS, which can be found at www.rics.org
As an RICS regulated firm we have committed to cooperating with RICS in ensuring compliance with its standards. The firm’s nominated RICS Responsible Principal is Martyn Stones, Director of Technical, Risk and Compliance, contact 01332 813096.

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