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Full Building Surveys
(Level 3 Building Survey)

Our chartered building surveyors specialise in delivering RICS level 3 building surveys tailor-made for you and your individual full structural survey requirements.

Chartered Building Surveyor Services

Our Chartered Building Surveyor services offers a meticulous and highly detailed approach when carrying out full building surveys. We believe our customers should always be presented with complete full structural survey information on a property or project to make the most informed decisions. 



RICS recommends full building surveys as “essential for larger or older properties or if you are planning major works”, but we recommend a level 3 building survey for any property being purchased to make sure everything is covered.

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RICS Building Survey Services

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) groups different types of building surveying reports as follows:

Condition Report (Level 1)

A RICS Level 1 Survey, also known as a Condition Report, is the most basic of the three building surveyor services. It's designed for home buyers or homeowners who are seeking a professional and objective report on the condition of a property. They are often used for party walls, as they offer the basic outline of defects (only for part of the building).

Homebuyer's Report (Level 2)

A medium-standard report on a property’s condition. The RICS Level 2 Survey is a house report, compiled after a physical inspection of a property by one of our chartered building surveyor service team, which provides property buyers with more in-depth information on the condition of the property compared to a Level 1 building survey report.

Full Building Survey (Level 3)

The most comprehensive report on the defects and remedies applicable to the property you are looking to buy. The RICs Level 3 building survey inspects all visible and accessible parts of a building including roofs, walls, floors, windows and doors. As part of our building survey services, we will also look at any chimneys, cellars, garages and outbuildings. Our architectural surveyors have a legal responsibility to discover and inform of any major problems with any property we survey.

Full Building Survey Service Features

When one of our chartered surveyor services team comes and conducts a full structural survey, we will look at many features of the building. Features relating to the level 3 building survey include:

  • Construction and condition
  • Building Pathology (damp, movement, etc.) 
  • Urgent and/or dangerous issues
  • Options and solutions
  • Budgeting repairs and restoration, upon request
  • Maintenance
  • Materials usage and performance 
  • Hidden and visible defects
  • Timescales
  • Consequences of failing to act 
  • Areas of further investigation
  • Sourcing extra advice

Additional Full Building Survey References

When one of our chartered building surveyors comes and conducts a full structural survey, we will look at many elements of the building. Features relating to the level 3 building survey include:

  • Building regulations compliance 
  • Statutory considerations
  • Legal 
  • Planning (conservation areas and listed buildings) 
  • Asbestos
  • Transport links
  • Environmental issues 
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Easy to Understand Building Surveys

At Prinsegate Chartered Surveyors, our RICS level 3 building survey service reports and Party Wall agreements are explained in simple terms. Our  building survey services team will provide you with several clear options, beneficial for a homebuyer interested in the condition of a property.


Our chartered structural surveyors, who have practical knowledge from previous hands-on contracting, can provide you with a realistic cost estimate for works needed, which can help you negotiate the purchase price!

Our Professional Standards

Our building survey services are widely recognised for its professionalism and we are proud members of the following regulatory bodies:

Get in Touch

If you are interested in our residential or commercial building inspection services, speak to our Chartered Building Surveyors about a property or if you have general queries about the building surveyor services process then please get in touch.