We recommend you have a survey carried out on any property you are thinking of buying, to ensure there are no hidden defects.
We offer a choice of surveys, carried out by a qualified British chartered surveyor and based on the internationally recognized Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Home Survey standard. Both options include photography of the property and reports are normally completed within two weeks.
RICS HomeBuyer Report
This type of survey is recommended for conventional properties in reasonable condition, or for those where small-scale work is planned, and includes a valuation based on market comparison. It includes a limited inspection of the property and provides concise information of the state of repair and condition, restricted to immediately accessible and visible areas. It also includes a description of any urgent or significant defects and is designed to provide the information necessary to help a potential buyer decide whether to purchase.
This type of survey is recommended for older or more unusual properties, those in poor condition, where large-scale work is planned, or when the structure of the building may be unsound. It does not include a valuation, although one can be provided at extra cost. It includes an extensive, technical inspection of the property and provides detailed information about its structure, fabric, and condition. It typically includes checks for signs of movement and deterioration, damp and rot, and the general condition of finishes, fittings, and services. It also includes a description of any visible defects and potential problems caused by hidden flaws, an outline of repair options, advice for legal advisors, and details of serious risks and dangerous conditions.
For more information, please contact us.