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Building Surveys

Your Report In Plain English

A concise description of construction and condition of the property.
Using easy to understand “traffic light” ratings to reflect the seriousness of defects.
The identification of problems which are serious or require urgent attention.
Information on items requiring further investigation.
Information on problems which may be dangerous or pose a risk to the building.
Advice on future maintenance.
The surveyor’s professional opinion on the ‘Market Value’ of the property.
A building insurance reinstatement calculation.
Legal issues that need to be addressed before completing your conveyancing.
Information on location, local environment and the recorded energy efficiency (where available).

Ask us for a detailed ‘Description of the RICS Homebuyer Service’ leaflet.

The three levels of surveys we can do for you

Choose this report if you’re buying, selling or living in a conventional house, flat or bungalow built from common building materials and in good condition. It focuses purely on the condition of the property by setting out the following:

• clear ‘traffic light’ ratings of the condition of different parts of the building, services, garage and outbuildings, showing problems that require varying degrees of attention

• a summary of the risks to the condition of the building; and other matters including guarantees, planning and building control issues for your legal advisers.

RICS HomeBuyer includes all of the features in the Condition Report plus a more extensive inspection and insurance reinstatement figure for the property. A list of problems that the surveyor considers may affect the value of 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 conveyancing and information on location, local environment and the recorded energy efficiency (where available).

RICS Building Survey is most detailed and provides a comprehensive detailed evaluation of the condition and advise on defects, repairs and maintenance options. From the very top of the property to the bottom. This is good for the older property or if you are planning extensive moderations.

visit www.rics.org/homesurveys for more information.

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