HomeBuyer Reports East Sussex

Southdown Surveyors provide clients across East Sussex with professional RICS HomeBuyer Reports.

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Buying a property is one of the most important, most expensive, financial investments often made in a lifetime, so it is important to have all the relevant information on a property before committing to its purchase.

Established in 2006, we are a local and independent practice with extensive experience providing detailed surveys and reports to clients throughout East Sussex. Our friendly and personal service is accompanied by extremely competitive fees and is tailored to satisfy your specific needs - helping you make an informed decision on your prospective property purchase.

We offer a range of services including the RICS HomeBuyer Report, now known as the RICS Level 2 Home Survey. This reporting format is ideal for properties of standard construction, of reasonable size and condition. Designed by the RICS to be an ‘economy’ report, the RICS Level 2 Home Survey assesses the overall condition of the property identifying any immediate and/or urgent problems (significant defects) observed by the Surveyor, which may affect its value.

With this report you have the option to include a market valuation and rebuild cost assessment (for your insurance purposes). Ordinarily, if you are relying on a mortgage to fund your purchase, your lender will instigate the undertaking of a ‘Valuation’. It is important to realise that this is only a very basic report which does not specifically address the condition of the property and is ultimately undertaken on the lender’s benefit, not for you as the purchaser. The RICS Level 2 Home Survey is instructed by you, undertaken in your interest and delivered directly to you, for your personal use. 

In obtaining a RICS Level 2 Home Survey you will be left well equipped to make an informed decision as to whether or not you would like to perhaps re-negotiate the purchase price of the property and/or progress the acquisition at all - potentially saving you both time, money and stress!

RICS Level 2 Home Survey

This report is most suitable for conventional properties which are in reasonable condition. The report gives you more detailed information and provides the choice of either a survey or a survey & valuation.

  • Survey - Includes all the features of the RICS Condition Report. It also includes advice on defects that may affect the property with repairs, and ongoing maintenance advice
  • Survey & Valuation - Includes all the features of the RICS Condition Report, plus a market valuation and insurance rebuild costs. It also includes advice on defects that may affect the value of the property with repairs, and ongoing maintenance advice.

RICS Level 3 Home Survey

Essential for larger or older properties, or if you’re planning major works. This is the most comprehensive report, providing you with an in-depth analysis of the property's condition and includes advice on defects, repairs and maintenance options.

For more information on the services we provide, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Give us a call on 01323 739183, fill in the form above or email us at where we will respond as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

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