chartered-surveyors2RICS HOME SURVEYS

We provide reports for customers to help in the buying of houses and flats. This includes the suite of reports produced under the auspices of the RICS which includes, in ascending order of complexity:

RICS Condition Reports

This is the entry level survey offered by the RICS to establish the condition of the property. A Condition Report is similar to a Homebuyers Survey but does not include a valuation or assessment of reinstatement cost for insurance purposes.

RICS Homebuyers Survey and Valuation

This is the most common RICS survey and includes both a valuation and assessment of reinstatement cost. The surveyor who provides the RICS Homebuyer Service aims to give you professional advice to help you to:

  • Make a reasoned and informed decision on whether to go ahead with buying the property
  • Take account of any repairs or replacements the property needs
  • Consider what further advice you should take before exchanging contracts

RICS Building Survey Reports

This is the most detailed survey offered by the RICS and provides a more in-depth report focusing on defects, the cause and remedy. This does not provide a valuation or assessment of reinstatement cost but this can be arranged at an additional cost. The Building Survey aims to:

  • Help you make a reasoned and informed decision when purchasing the property, or when planning repairs, maintenance or upgrading the property
  • Provide detailed advice on condition
  • Describe the identifiable risk of potential or hidden defects
  • Where practicable and agreed, provide an estimate of costs for identified repairs
  • Make recommendations as to any further actions or advice which need to be obtained before committing to purchase
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