RICS Home Survey Level 1
Formerly known as the Condition Report

Briefly describes the construction and condition of the building, services, grounds and any significant outbuildings, advising also on any areas which your legal advisor should investigate further e.g. guarantees for works, rights of way, planning/building control matters etc. Further advice on repairs and/or ongoing maintenance is not given. The inspection is the least extensive of the three survey types and the report is the most concise. The Condition Report is therefore priced the lowest and is aimed at conventional and newer homes in reasonable condition.

What type of property is this suitable for?

  • Properties which are of a conventional construction type
  • Properties which have not been adapted in any way
  • Properties less than five years old

How long will it take for the report to arrive?
We aim to turn around level 1 reports between 2 and 3 working days from the date of inspection

What are the limitations of this survey?
The surveyor will not lift floorboards, floor coverings, open up wall surfaces, move heavy objects or personal effects. The surveyor will, however, utilise tools to assess cracks and measure dampness along with all human senses to identify issues and draw conclusions.

The surveyor will visually inspect services (electrical, gas, water and heating installations) but cannot perform specific tests on these. Where applicable, the surveyor may recommend testing is undertaken by an appropriate specialist for example; a heating engineer.

Additional advice such as a valuation, reinstatement figure can be given at a small additional cost but these are not included as standard

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Request a Survey or Valuation

At Smart Home Surveys we can help you with your residential property needs by:

  • Carrying out a survey to check the condition of a house, flat, maisonette or bungalow
  • Working out an accurate valuation of a property for a variety of purposes, for example:
    • For peace of mind if you are buying a property
    • To redeem a Help-to-Buy or Shared Ownership loan or to buy a bigger share of your home
    • For matrimonial or other disputes
    • For probate purposes
    • For tax calculations
    • For insurance

1. How can we help you today?

Select all the options that apply to you and we'll get back to you with a comprehensive quotation. If your query is not covered by the options below, select "Other" and write a brief description of the service you require in Section 4.

You may require a valuation for a different date from the current market value, or need two valuations for different dates. For example:

  • For Inheritance Tax or Probate, you will normally need the date of decease
  • For CGT you may need two dates so that the gain can be calculated
  • For CGT and ATED purposes, you may need the valuation as at the end of the tax year

If you are uncertain, leave the dates blank and one of our advisers will give you a call to discuss your requirements.

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