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Building Survey

RICS Home Survey Level 3 (formerly known as a Building Survey/Structural Survey) is the most detailed survey available, providing full details of a property’s construction and condition, and identifies a whole range of defects. It is suitable for all residential properties, and strongly recommended for those property’s which are near or over 100 years old, unusually built or run-down, if the property has been significantly altered, or you are planning a major conversion or renovation.

The RICS Level 3 survey is an investigation of the construction and condition of the building, and does not normally include a Valuation. However, a Valuation may be done in addition, for an extra fee, in most circumstances.

The "Choosing Between Surveys" and "Description of the RICS Homebuyer Service Level 3" downloadable information sheets to the right, are useful in choosing the correct survey.

If you have further queries, please contact our qualified surveyors who are happy to provide free advice.

Please contact us for enquiries about our services in Building Survey - Call one of our regional offices, or get a quote online via our form at :

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on the telephone numbers below:

Kent (Head Office):

Telephone: 01795 506354
Allen & Smith Chartered Surveyors
Southsea Avenue
Kent ME12 2LU

South London Office:

Telephone: 020 78703384
Allen & Smith Chartered Surveyors
Old Bank House
363 Hither Green Lane
London SE13 6TJ

Berkshire Office:

Telephone: 01189 869963
Allen & Smith Chartered Surveyors
12a Southview Park
Marsack Street
Oxfordshire RG4 5AF

Essex Office:

Telephone: 01702 840033
Allen & Smith Chartered Surveyors
282 Leigh Road
Essex SS9 1BW
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