It is important any purchaser undertakes an independent survey to assess the condition of a property prior to purchase.
A mortgage valuation is only really for the benefit of the lender and is sometimes only a desktop study where they do not visit the property. A RICS Home Survey is for your benefit.
A RICS Survey will highlight potential problems and getting one carried out can help you avoid repair bills that homebuyers face once they have moved into their new home, usually the costs of repair can be negotiated off the purchase price.
- All our Surveys are carried out by experienced Chartered Surveyors and are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
- Our reports are based on the RICS Home Survey Suite, but can be tailored to individual requirements to suit specific needs.
- Reports are easy to understand, contain photos and utilise a Traffic Light system approved by the RCIS
- We can usually visit the property within 3 days and reports are issued within 4 working days after our visit.
- We can provide budget cost estimates for repairs and are available to discuss your report with any of your concerns.
There are 3 levels of RICS Survey we can provide, these include:
RICS Condition Report (Level 1)
The RICS Condition Report describes the condition of the property, identifies any risks and highlights any urgent defects. It uses simple ‘traffic light’ ratings to clearly identify the condition of the key elements of the property. Typically, the lowest priced of the surveys, it is aimed at conventional properties and newer homes.
RICS HomeBuyer Report (Level 2)
The RICS HomeBuyer Report is suitable for traditional properties that appear in reasonable condition. The report gives you more detailed information and identifies what the Surveyor considers to be the most important issues and applies a condition rating to the defects identified.
RICS Building Survey (Level 3)
A Building Survey (previously known as a Structural Survey) is the most comprehensive report that provides a detailed inspection of each of the external and internal elements of a property, as far as they are accessible. The survey will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the property’s condition and includes advice on defects, repairs and maintenance options.