Residential Surveying 

RICS Homebuyer Reports 

The HomeBuyer Report is less detailed than the Building Survey but the interior and exterior of the property are still inspected. The surveyor will provide information as to the construction and general condition of the property, identify any risks and defects and highlight matters that need to be referred to your Legal Adviser. 
 
This Report is more suitable for flats, bungalows and houses that are in a reasonable condition and of traditional construction. 
The RICS Homebuyers report can be purchased with or without a valuation section. 
 
Factors that can affect prices on all survey types are as follows: 
If the building is listed, of a non-standard construction, dilapidated or very run down, size, number of outbuildings etc.  
 
 

RICS Homebuyer Reports 

Key Features 
Inspection from a RICS Chartered Surveyor. 
Condition Ranking of Urgent, Significant and routine maintinance repairs.  
Advice on mortgage ability of the property.  
Our estimate of rebuilding costs for Insurance reinstatement purposes. 

Building Survey 

Key Features 
Full details of the property's construction, materials and uses. 
Photographic Evidence. 
Insurance reinstatement cost. 
Building Surveys do not include a valuation but we can include one for an extra cost. 
A Building Survey, also known as a structural survey is a customised service suitable for all residential properties. 
 
This survey is recommended if your property is old, run down, of an unusual construction or if you are planning to carry out a renovation or conversion. 
 
The survey can be tailored to your specific needs and both the interior and exterior of the property are inspected. The surveyor will identify any risks, defects or significant damage present. In addition, the surveyor will comment upon the damp proofing, drainage and inspect the insulation. 
 
Photographs are included within the survey as required to describe defects found.  
 
If the building is listed, of a non-standard construction, dilapidated or very run down, size, number of outbuildings etc. 
 
Download the RICS terms of business here  
Download a sample report here  
 

Valuations 

Key Features 
Leasehold Valuation 
Valuations for Tax purposes 
Shared Equity Valuation 
Freehold Valuation 
Help to Buy Valuations 
HS2 Valuation 

What is it? 

Whether you are purchasing a property, need a valuation for legal reasons or are unsure of the value of your home or assets, you may need a Valuation Report. All valuation reports include a professional value of the property and ensure that this is in line with the current market. The reports also identify any serious defects with the property and establish the re-instatement value for insurance purposes. 
 
We do not currently provide valuations for lending, probate or court purposes. 
Download the RICS terms of business here 
 
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