Homebuyers Survey: Does Your New Property Need One?

Homebuyers survey being undertaken in the interior of a house
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Arranging a homebuyers survey helps ensure the smooth purchase of any new property. As you look set to complete, checking that everything is as it should be with the dwelling becomes increasingly important. A homebuyers survey can help with this, and much more besides.

A mid-level survey, which is less in-depth than a full building survey (or Level 3), a homebuyers survey, also known as RICS Home Survey - Level 2, should provide a clearer picture of the ins and outs of the property you’re moving into, and whether or not it's worth the risk. 

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Rob Keal is the Content Editor at Homebuilding & Renovating. With a background in content marketing, he began his career back in 2016 as a freelancer, before honing his craft at various digital marketing agencies. Looking to specialise in DIY and homes, he joined the team in February 2022. 

Renovation has been part of his life since he was nine years old, when his parents bought a medieval cottage and completely revived it, introducing him to kitchen remodels, loft conversions, landscape gardening, and much more besides along the way. A bedroom extension and patio refurbishment are among his next planned projects. He is also passionate about interior design and landscape gardening.