Our Services

  • Home Condition Survey offers a range of professional services including the following:

  • - Valuation
  • - RICS HomeBuyer Report (Survey) - survey level two
  • - RICS HomeBuyer Report (Survey and Valuation) - survey level two
  • - RICS Building Survey - survey level three
  • - Professional advice

  • We provide a fast, efficient and friendly service with verbal feedback on the day of inspection prior to the submission of comprehensive typed and bound reports. Thereafter, we are available for ongoing support.


Valuation


  • This will normally be a market valuation, unless otherwise stated. A valuation is required for many purposes including:

  • - Probate / inheritance tax
  • - Matrimonial (Divorce settlements)
  • - Shared equity/ownership
  • - Government Help to Buy


The RICS HomeBuyer Report (Survey) - survey level two


  • Choose this report if you are buying or selling a conventional house, flat or bungalow built from common building materials and in reasonable condition. It includes:

  • - clear 'traffic light' ratings of the condition of different parts of the building, services, garage and outbuildings, showing problems that may require varying degrees of attention
  • - a summary of the risks to the condition of the building
  • - advice on replacement parts guarantees, planning and control matters for your legal advisers
  • - a list of problems that the surveyor considers may affect the property
  • - advice on repairs and ongoing maintenance
  • - issues that need to be investigated to prevent serious damage or dangerous conditions
  • - legal issues that need to be addressed before completing your purchase
  • - information on location, local environmnet and the recorded energy efficiency (where available)



The RICS HomeBuyer Report (Survey and Valuation) - survey level two


  • As above, but also includes:

  • - the surveyor’s professional opinion on the ‘market value’ of the property
  • - an insurance reinstatement figure for the property
  • - a list of problems that the surveyor considers may affect the value of the property


The RICS Building Survey - survey level three


  • Choose the Building Survey (formerly called a structural survey) if you’re dealing with a large, older or run-down property, a building that is unusual or altered, or if you’re planning major works. It costs more than the other RICS reports because it gives detailed information about the structure and fabric of the property. The RICS Building Survey uses the same traffic light ratings as the HomeBuyer Reports. It also includes:

  • - a more thorough inspection and detailed report on a wider range of issues
  • - a description of visible defects and potential problems caused by hidden flaws
  • - an outline of repair options and the likely consequences of inactivity
  • - advice for your legal advisers and details of serious risks and dangerous conditions


Professional Advice


Other matters, including Insurance Reinstatement Cost.



Related Documents


RICS Home Surveys Information Sheet
Description of the RICS HomeBuyer Survey Service
Description of the RICS HomeBuyer Survey and Valuation Service
Description of the RICS Building Survey Service
Sample RICS HomeBuyer Survey
Sample Building Survey
Leasehold Properties Advice
RICS Maintenance Tips
Periods of Architecture