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NIVEK Surveying Services uses the latest technology allowing us to provide you with the most accurate report. All our Surveys include the use of telescopic pole and camera technology. This allows us to access hard-to-reach areas, providing a comprehensive Survey report with fewer limitations. 

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Level 2 Survey 

With Valuation

(formally known as a Home Buyers Report)

A Level 2 Survey is suitable for properties in a reasonable condition, this gives a more detailed survey and identifies any problems that need urgent attention or are serious.

The level 2 survey is designed for clients (buyers, vendors and owners) seeking a professional and objective report on the condition of the main elements of a property. It also provides advice on certain elements of the property.

This intermediate level of service includes a more extensive visual inspection of the building, its services, and grounds. 

This level of service suits a broader range of conventionally built properties.

This will also include a valuation of the property and reinstatement figure for an indication of the amount your property should be insured for. 

Our aim is to make sure that you are aware of any current or future defects that may be a risk to yourself or to the building before you commit to purchase the property.

Here are just some of the things we inspect / report back to you on

The condition of roof coverings, roof structure, internal and external walls, windows, doors, floors, ceilings, external areas such as certain outbuildings and the grounds. We provide comments on the general construction of the property, the property’s services, any possible Legal Issues e.g. Building Regulation requirements, local environmental issues. We test for damp and look for any structural movement issues. Provide you with a RICS Valuation, a rebuild figure, maintenance tips and what to do next. 

 

How we report 

We report in a simple way, to ensure our reports are easy to understand and beneficial to you. We provide a description of each element of the property. We report any current or future defects that may be a risk to yourself or to the building. We provide clear advice to help you have an understanding of each element.

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Level 2 Survey 

Without Valuation

(formally known as a Home Buyers Report)

A Level 2 Survey is suitable for properties in a reasonable condition, this gives a more detailed survey and identifies any problems that need urgent attention or are serious.

The level 2 survey is designed for clients (buyers, vendors and owners) seeking a professional and objective report on the condition of the main elements of a property. It also provides advice on certain elements of the property.

This intermediate level of service includes a more extensive visual inspection of the building, its services, and grounds. 

This level of service suits a broader range of conventionally built properties.

 

However you will not receive a RICS valuation or Reinstatement cost figure. 

 

Our aim is to make sure that you are aware of any current or future defects that may be a risk to yourself or to the building before you commit to purchase the property.

Here are just some of the things we inspect / report back to you on. 

The condition of roof coverings, roof structure, internal and external walls, windows, doors, floors, ceilings, external areas such as certain outbuildings and the grounds. We provide comments on the general construction of the property, the property’s services, any possible Legal Issues e.g. Building Regulation requirements, local environmental issues. We test for damp and look for any structural movement issues. Provide you with maintenance tips and what to do next. 

 

How we report 

We report in a simple way, to ensure our reports are easy to understand and beneficial to you. We provide a description of each element of the property. We report any current or future defects that may be a risk to yourself or to the building. We provide clear advice to help you have an understanding of each element.

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Level 3 Survey

(formally known as a Building Survey)

A level three survey is more thorough and detailed than then others and we will address matters such as the materials used for each part of the building, defects and remedial options as well as issues related to the future maintenance of the property. The Level 3 Survey is tailored for older, listed, complex, extended or poor condition houses. 

Here are just some of the things we inspect / report back to you on

We provide detailed comments on the property construction, the condition of roof coverings, roof structure, internal and external walls, windows, doors, floors, ceilings, external areas such as certain outbuildings and the grounds. We provide comments on the property’s services, any possible Legal Issues e.g. Building Regulation requirements, local environmental issues. We test for damp and look for any structural movement issues. Energy-saving recommendations are included, we also review the current EPC of the property and flag up any discrepancies. 

 

How we report 

We report in a simple way, to ensure our reports are easy to understand and beneficial to you. We provide a description of each element of the property. We report any current or future defects that may be a risk to yourself or to the building. We provide clear advice to help you have an understanding of each element.

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RICS Redbook Valuation

In simple terms, a Red Book valuation involves a RICS Registered Valuer assessing the property and providing a formal report on the current market value of the property. To help calculate this market value, the valuer will look at three comparable properties that have recently been sold in the same or similar area.

The valuation is generally valid for three months, but it can be extended in some circumstances.

When you work with a RICS Registered Surveyor, you can be sure you’re getting a high-quality valuation that adheres to strict Red Book standards. In other words, you’re getting a professional, accurate and honest valuation – a valuation that you can trust. Think of it as a seal of approval or quality mark for your property valuation.

When would you need a Red Book valuation?

There are lots of circumstances when a Red Book valuation might be needed. Essentially, any time you need a formal valuation for tax purposes or legal proceedings, that valuation must be done by a RICS Registered Surveyor , acting in line with Red Book standards.

This might include valuations for:

  • Help to Buy exit Valuations

  • Inheritance Tax 

  • Right to Buy

  • Calculating probate or Capital Gains Tax

  • Transferring assets into a SIPP pension fund

  • Properties being sold by charities (as set out in the Charities Act)

  • Divorce proceedings or other court proceedings

  • Disputes being resolved through mediation or arbitration

A Red Book valuation can also be helpful for rent reviews and other negotiations.

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