What is a RICS Home Survey Level 2?

One of the most common choices for a standard, paper based house survey is a Home Survey Level 2 (often referred to as a “homebuyer report”).  This type of survey is ideal when buying a conventional house, flat or bungalow, which is built from common building materials and is in reasonable condition, and you would like information and advice on construction, condition and repairs. However, unlike the Digital Home Survey, the level 2 survey report is not presented in a digital format and will not allow you to contact contractors from the report itself.

The level 2 survey report uses a clear ‘traffic light’ ratings system to describe the condition rating of the property’s main features (such as glazing, roof, electrics, exterior..).