The RICS Condition Report is designed be used for a conventional house, flat or bungalow built from common building materials and in reasonable condition. It focuses purely on the condition of the property by setting out the following:
Although Condition Reports provide a good overall indication of the condition of a property, they are limited in scope and don’t include any advice or recommendations on the repair or maintenance of any defects identified, or the likely costs. It also doesn’t cover less serious defects which, though minor, may also lead to repair costs. The RICS Condition Report is mainly intended for relatively new and conventional properties, and in most cases we would recommend that it’s better to opt for a more comprehensive HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey.
More detailed than a condition report, this highlights problems such as damp and subsidence and includes advice on necessary repairs and ongoing maintenance, as well as pointing out anything that doesn’t meet current building regulations. Non-intrusive, the surveyor will not look behind furniture or under floorboards and so will only be able to identify ‘surface-level’ problems.
This report can also include a market valuation and rebuild cost, and on average takes around two to four hours to complete.
This includes everything in the HomeBuyers survey, plus a market valuation.
The most thorough survey you can get. Formerly known as a Full Structural Survey, the Building Survey provides a comprehensive analysis of the structure of the property and describe the condition of each element, identifying defects, their apparent cause and the urgency of repair and maintenance options.
The survey will inspect all visible and accessible parts of a building, including roofs, walls, floors, windows and doors, chimneys, cellars, garages and outbuildings. Surveyors have a legal responsibility to discover and inform of any major problems with a property, so during the building inspection surveyors will actively search for potential problems and building defects.
This includes looking into cupboards and manholes, and an inspection of the services; it does not, however, investigate enclosed or concealed parts of a building, such as sealed roof spaces.
You can request that certain areas are included to cover particular concerns that you may have about the property. In contrast to the RICS HomeBuyer Report, there is no specific format for the Building Survey report, so we are able modify a Building Survey to your needs.
There is also the option of a Market Valuation as part of your survey.
In addition to our pre-purchase RICS Reports and Building Surveys, we conduct an array of specialist services, offering advice on a wide range of issues including:
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