How long does it take to complete a home survey?

A home survey requires a surveyor to examine your residential structure for signs of damage, deterioration, and other abnormalities. The surveyor will check for unstable walls, damp walls, damaged roofs, damaged flooring, poor insulation, poor drainage, etc. All this information is collected and used to calculate a home valuation price for the final report.

When a surveyor comes to your house to conduct the home survey, it should take them between 1 to 4 hours to complete it on average. However, the exact time depends on the size of the home and the full depth of the survey. For instance, a Level 2 Home Survey involves a visual inspection of the house to assess its overall condition by observing noticeable defects. That takes a few hours in most cases.

On the other hand, a complete structural home survey may take up to 8 hours because it involves a closer evaluation of the home’s interior structure. Either way, the home survey should get completed on the same day the surveyor arrives at the property. After that, the only other thing you have to do is wait for the final home survey report.

Some home survey reports are available soon after the survey gets finished. It depends on how much detail and depth you need for your home survey. Most Level 2 Home Survey reports get completed within a few hours after the survey concludes. But if you requested a Level 3 Home Survey to investigate the home’s structural integrity, it could take days for your final report to be finished.

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