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Our team of experienced Chartered Surveyors are experts in conducting Homebuyers Surveys and providing comprehensive Homebuyers Reports in Kent, London, Essex, Surrey, Sussex and the surrounding areas. We adhere to the standards set by the Roal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, ensuring that our clients receive a comprehensive and reliable service.


A Homebuyers Survey conducted by us is a crucial step in the process of purchasing a property. Homebuyers Survey is designed to provide potential buyers with a clear understanding of any issues that may exist within the property. In addition, it provides an in-depth analysis of the property’s condition, highlighting any potential issues that could impact the value or liveability of the home.

The importance of a Level 2 Homebuyers Report cannot be overstated. It offers:

  • A comprehensive understanding of the property’s condition.
  • Identification of potential structural problems such as damp or subsidence.
  • An opportunity to renegotiate the property price, or request repairs to be made prior to your legal commitment to purchase, based on the findings.
  • Peace of mind for the buyer, knowing that they are making an informed decision.

If you require a more comprehensive survey that includes Structural Assessment and Defect Analysis, we offer a Level 3 Building Survey. We recommend Level 3 surveys for all commercial buildings or buildings that are older than 50, listed, have an unusual or non-traditional construction, are in a state of disrepair, have been poorly maintained, or have had significant alterations or extensions.

Where the roofs or other high areas are not visible from ground level we can undertake a Drone Survey for an additional fee to allow us to inspect the areas which were previously restricted

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Level 2 Homebuyers Survey ensures that your investment is sound and that your new home won’t bring any unwelcome surprises.


K&A Chartered Surveyors is a firm of Chartered Surveyors with a reputation for excellence and integrity. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality service, ensuring they have all the information they need to make informed decisions about their property purchases.

Our Homebuyers Survey service includes:

  • Property Inspection: Our team will conduct a detailed visual inspection of the property. This includes all visible and accessible parts of the building, such as the walls, roof, floors, doors, windows, and any outbuildings.
  • Report: Following the inspection, our surveyor will produce a homebuyers report detailing the findings. This report will highlight any defects or issues found, their severity, and recommendations for repair or further investigation. Read more about the Homebuyers Report.

Choosing K&A Chartered Surveyors for your Level 2 Homebuyers Survey ensures a professional, thorough, and customer-focused service allowing you to make a informed decision on how to proceed with your purchase. We’re always available to discuss our findings and answer any questions you may have.

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A Homebuyers Report is a comprehensive document that provides an in-depth analysis of the property’s condition. It is the result of a Level 2 Home Survey and is designed to inform potential buyers about any visible issues that may impact the value or liveability of the home.

The Homebuyers Report includes several key components:

  • Property Inspection Findings: This section details the findings from the Surveyor’s visual inspection of the property. It covers all visible and accessible parts of the building, including the walls, roof, floors, doors, windows, and any outbuildings.
  • Condition Ratings: The report uses a simple condition rating system to highlight the severity of any issues found. This helps buyers understand the urgency of any required repairs.

The condition ratings that are provided in the report:

  • Condition Rating 1 (Green): No remedial works are required and the property should be maintained in a normal way.
  • Condition Rating 2 (Amber): Defects that are not deemed to be significant however will require remedial action or replacement in the near future. It should be noted that in some cases, if these defects are not remedied over a prolonged period of time, they can become Condition Rating 3 (Red) defects. For example, if a gutter is left blocked over a period of time, this may begin to leak at the joints and subsequently lead to future water penetration and damp defects within the property.
  • Condition Rating 3 (Red): This category of defects is deemed to be the most significant of the three and requires urgent remediation or further investigations. For example, this can be structural movement, damp ingress, roof spread, possible deleterious materials that require further investigations such as Asbestos, defective drains or significant environmental issues.
  • Not Inspected (NI): We make all reasonable attempts to inspect all areas of the property however in some cases, areas may be restricted from view or access. In these instances, if the areas present concern and are likely to conceal significant defects or deleterious materials, we may recommend further specialist investigations.


A cost-effective and easy to read report which is suitable for conventional properties, such as modern or new build flats or houses.

The process of conducting a Homebuyers Survey is thorough and methodical. The K&A Surveyor will visit the property and inspect it, both inside and out. They will look for signs of potential issues such as damp, structural instability, and problems with the roof, among other things.

The importance of a Homebuyers Report in the home buying process cannot be overstated. It provides potential buyers with a clear understanding of the property’s condition, allowing them to:

  • Make an informed decision about whether to proceed with the purchase.
  • Negotiate the price based on the findings of the report.
  • Plan for any necessary repairs or maintenance.

Our role in a Homebuyers Survey is pivotal. As professionals with extensive training and experience, we are able to identify issues that may not be apparent to the untrained eye. We are also able to provide expert advice on the potential implications of any issues found and recommend whether a more detailed Level 3 Building Survey may be required.

If you are unsure if you should proceed with the Building Survey or Homebuyers Survey, please watch the video.


Should your property be over 50 years old, hold listed status, serve a commercial purpose, feature unusual or non-traditional construction, show signs of disrepair or poor maintenance, or have undergone significant alterations or extensions, a Level 3 Building Survey is strongly recommended to ensure a comprehensive assessment.

Where the roofs or other high areas are not visible from ground level we can undertake a Drone Roof Inspection for an additional fee to allow us to inspect the areas which were previously restricted.

After the purchase of your property, we offer many services, which include but are not limited to Party Wall advice and Project Management services.

Choosing K&A Chartered Surveyors means choosing peace of mind. Whether you’re considering a Level 2 Homebuyers Survey, or a Level 3 Building Survey, you can trust us to provide a comprehensive, professional service that meets your needs. We are here to help you make the right decision about your property purchase.

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A Homebuyers Survey is a detailed inspection of a property conducted by a professional Chartered Surveyor. It provides potential buyers with a clear understanding of the property’s condition, highlighting any visible issues that could impact the value or future enjoyment of the home.

A Homebuyers Report includes the findings from a Level 2 Home Survey, including a detailed report on the property’s condition and a simple condition rating system. The report does not include photographs however a photographic schedule can be provided with the report, for a small administrative fee.

We provide our services in Kent, London, Essex, Surrey, Sussex and the surrounding areas.

We undertake a visual inspection of the building services and will inform you of any visible damage. In any case, it would be prudent to have these tested by specialists such as a NICEIC Qualified Electrician or a Gas Safe Heating Engineer and obtain a certificate where possible.

The Homebuyer Survey is commonly used on modern properties, which reduces the time required on site and in preparation of the report.

We do not provide Valuations with our Homebuyer Surveys report. If this is required, then please do not hesitate to contact us and we can arrange for an independent Valuation to be undertaken at an additional fee.

Unlike the Building Survey, this report does not include any photographs. If you require photographs then a Building Survey report will be more suitable in this regard.