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RICS LEVEL 3 Building Surveys

As accredited surveyors endorsed by RICS, we recognise the significance of making prudent investments. Our services encompass readily available and thorough building surveys designed to empower you with insightful information before making a property acquisition. Operating on a swift turnaround of just 5 working days post-inspection, our reports deliver in-depth assessments of the property’s present state and identify potential risks on the horizon. Should you have inquiries or apprehensions regarding the most suitable survey for your needs, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

What does a level 3 survey look at?

Our Level 3 surveys delve into greater detail compared to our Level 2 surveys. Within a Level 3 survey, we thoroughly examine:

  • Major and minor defects
  • Dampness tests
  • Structural modifications
  • Hazardous materials
  • Subsidence
  • Roof and masonry damage
  • Timber deterioration
  • Nearby large trees
  • Existing insulation and damp proofing
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Do you need a Level 2 survey or a level 3?

The most suitable survey for your needs is contingent on various factors, including the intricacy of the construction, the current state of the property, its location, and your familiarity with the type of property you intend to purchase. For instance, if the property in question is your fifth Victorian-era acquisition, your prior experience likely equips you with insights into maintenance and defects associated with period properties, influencing the type of report you require.

In general, for properties constructed using uncomplicated methods and showing apparent good condition, we typically recommend opting for a Level 2 Homebuyers Report.

Using drones for our surveys

Richmond Futures are licensed drone surveyors. Where it’s a appropriate, we have the skills and equipment to utilise drone footage. Drones allow us to inspect higher up areas of your property where we can check the condition of your roof, gutters, chimneys and windows.

Why we use drones for our surveys?

The greatest advantage of using drone footage, is the cost effectiveness. To survey high places, typically you would need to hire scaffolding and deal with the organisation & logistics that comes with it. 
Drones allow us to view out of reach areas quickly and effectively without interupting you, your neighbours or the local council.
This is an another element that makes our building surveys unique and more thorough than our competitors

Chun Lee
Highly reccomended surveyors. They're very responsive, efficient and provides a quality report.
Lucy Aliband
Brett was absolutely brilliant and would highly recommend
Gary Duffy
Brett was totally across all aspects of the survey we needed for purchasing our new home. He advise what level of survey we needed and engaged with the agent and seller directly. He then talked us through his findings immediately after the inspection which was incredibly helpful. And his report was suitably comprehensive.
Kevin Cheng
We appointed Brett Ray of Richmond Futures in end May to do a Level 2 Survey for a house we intend to purchase. Our experience with Brett have been a very pleasant one. Throughout the process, from quotation enquiry to receiving the report, Brett's response have been fast and proactive. He conducted the survey a few days after the appointment and issued the report in two or three day's time, and in such good detail that we as buyers would want to know about the property with a level 2 survey. In our case, he even drew to our attention a potential on-street parking issue which we were not sure if other level 2 report would normally cover. His report is user-friendly, supported with a good number of site photos to illustrate his observations and recommendations. After issuing the report he offered to do a zoom meeting to go through the main points with us and answer our queries directly, which we found it a very good way to wrap up the whole process. One last point to mention is that while Brett does not do property valuation himself he has been very helpful to have introduced several professional valuation surveyors to us to meet our needs.
Izzy Halligan
Brett provided an excellent service from start to end! He produced a thorough report and followed it up with a detailed phone call to explain his findings. Would recommend to any first time buyer!
Brett was amazing; efficient, professional and extremely knowledgeable!! Definitely recommend
James Adamson
Excellent service, we were restricted on time and Westville managed to get our survey booked in and completed in a few days. A comprehensive report, with pictures, which was followed up with a phone call to talk through any concerns we had, explaining all the details and allowing us to understand the impact of the results and what remedial work was required. They were always on hand to answer any questions and communication was 5*. I can highly recommend this company and will definitely be using them in the future.
Jodie Craig
Brett recently completed a home-buyers report for us. He was very easy to work with, flexible and friendly. Turned the report around quickly and all the information was very clear.
H Damani
Brett went out of his way to ensure the survey was done on time and with the thoroughness expected from the service. Followed up with a personal call to discuss the findings. Definitely recommend this company.
Sara Maktari
Brett recently completed a home buyers report for me and I was very impressed with the service from start to finish. Brett was able to advise me on various aspects of the report and I would highly recommend this company and their services.