RICS Home Survey - Level 1
RICS Condition Report
A Level 1 RICS survey, also known as a RICS Condition Report, provides a basic assessment of the condition of a property. While it is the most straightforward and concise survey option, it still offers valuable insights to potential buyers or property owners. Here’s what a Level 1 RICS survey typically covers:
Our RICS surveyor gives condition ratings to the main parts (the ‘elements’) of the main building, garage and some outside elements. The Condition Ratings are as follows:
Defects that are serious and/or need to be repaired, replaced or investigated urgently.
Failure to do so could risk serious safety issues or severe long-term damage to your property. Written quotations for repairs should be obtained prior to legal commitment to purchase.
Frequently Asked Questions
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is a globally recognised professional body.
It ensures RICS registered surveyors adhere to the highest professional standards set across the globe.
You should enquire about a Level 1 Survey if you’re dealing with a conventional house, flat or bungalow built from common building materials, and is in a reasonable condition. Level 1 surveys are the most basic, and It focuses on the condition of the property without going into as much detail as the Level 2 or Level 3 Surveys.
Get in touch for a free quote.
Our team will help you schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
A level 1 survey will take around an hour or perhaps less, although this may vary for larger or smaller properties. We’ll aim to have the full report available to you within 5-7 working days of the surveying taking place.
An RICS Level 1 Survey report does not include advice on repairs or ongoing maintenance. Where the surveyor cannot conclude with reasonable confidence about any aspect of the property, the report will provide recommendations for further investigations.