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RICS HomeBuyersSurveys

RICS Homebuyers and RICS Building surveys...

Residential Valuations

We offer three main types of survey:

  1. The RICS Homebuyer Report
  2. The RICS Building survey
  3. A Specific Survey

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is specifically designed for home buyers buying a conventional house, flat or bungalow which was built from the late Victorian period (late 1800’s) onwards and is in reasonable condition. It provides details of problems that the surveyor considers are serious enough to require repair or further investigation.

The RICS HomeBuyer Report will help you to make an informed decision on whether to go ahead with buying the property and to consider what further advice you should take before committing to purchase the property.

The report is usually completed within 5 working days of the inspection, is approximately 20 pages in length and is laid out and designed in a reader-friendly, standardised format.

The report provides far more detail on the property than a mortgage valuation but is not as in-depth as an RICS Building Survey.

We are very happy to provide further, more detailed information including e-mailing survey information sheets if required.

Additional information can be found on the RICS website – visit www.rics.org/homesurveys

The next level of survey we offer is an RICS Building Survey (formally called a structural survey) which gives you everything that would be in the RICS HomeBuyer Report. It costs more than the RICS HomeBuyer Report because it gives more detailed information about the property and more comprehensive information on defects and likely repairs. As we are such nice people we also include annotated colour photographs, providing more detail.

The RICS Building Survey is usually carried out on large, older or run down properties and/or on a building which is unusual or has had significant alterations or if you are planning major works.

The report is usually completed within 7 working days of the inspection. The length of the report is dependent on how many nasty things we find but is still designed in a reader-friendly, standardised format.

We are very happy to provide further, more detailed information including e-mailing survey information sheets if required.

Additional information can be found on the RICS website – visit www.rics.org/homesurveys

This depends on you, tell us what you want or need or don’t know what you want or need and we’ll advise you as best we can.

If you need a survey that concentrates on a particular element or issue, a targeted report telling you what the likely cause of the problem is and recommendations to resolve the problem we’ll help if we can.

+ 1. The RICS HomeBuyer Report

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is specifically designed for home buyers buying a conventional house, flat or bungalow which was built from the late Victorian period (late 1800’s) onwards and is in reasonable condition. It provides details of problems that the surveyor considers are serious enough to require repair or further investigation.

The RICS HomeBuyer Report will help you to make an informed decision on whether to go ahead with buying the property and to consider what further advice you should take before committing to purchase the property.

The report is usually completed within 5 working days of the inspection, is approximately 20 pages in length and is laid out and designed in a reader-friendly, standardised format.

The report provides far more detail on the property than a mortgage valuation but is not as in-depth as an RICS Building Survey.

We are very happy to provide further, more detailed information including e-mailing survey information sheets if required.

Additional information can be found on the RICS website – visit www.rics.org/homesurveys

+ 2. The RICS Building survey

The next level of survey we offer is an RICS Building Survey (formally called a structural survey) which gives you everything that would be in the RICS HomeBuyer Report. It costs more than the RICS HomeBuyer Report because it gives more detailed information about the property and more comprehensive information on defects and likely repairs. As we are such nice people we also include annotated colour photographs, providing more detail.

The RICS Building Survey is usually carried out on large, older or run down properties and/or on a building which is unusual or has had significant alterations or if you are planning major works.

The report is usually completed within 7 working days of the inspection. The length of the report is dependent on how many nasty things we find but is still designed in a reader-friendly, standardised format.

We are very happy to provide further, more detailed information including e-mailing survey information sheets if required.

Additional information can be found on the RICS website – visit www.rics.org/homesurveys

+ 3. A Specific survey

This depends on you, tell us what you want or need or don’t know what you want or need and we’ll advise you as best we can.

If you need a survey that concentrates on a particular element or issue, a targeted report telling you what the likely cause of the problem is and recommendations to resolve the problem we’ll help if we can.