A RICS Survey is quite simply an economy report for properties such as purpose built and converted flats, houses, bungalows and maisonettes, and will confirm any urgent or significant defect with a valuation using a traffic-light system.
RICS also produce a standardised Homebuyers Report which is ideal when you wish to discover the physical condition of the property you’re about to purchase. This report will highlight any major problems there may be with the property with the added benefits of not costing quite as much as a full building survey.
The report will also give you good indication of what you should look out for in the future. A homebuyers report is also far more detailed than a basic mortgage valuation. The lender’s valuation is not a report on condition and is prepared for the benefit of the lender. It is unwise to rely on a valuation and we always advise buyers to obtain their own independent advice as it’s often beneficial in the long run.
The report will provide details on;
A homebuyers report is the ideal choice when buying a property that is either a newish build, isn’t particularly run down or old or in reasonable condition.
Assuring our clients experience the best service possible
I am contactable directly to provide advice to clients
Meticulous and thorough in every property appraisal
Choosing a RICS surveyor for your purchase property can provide you with the reassurance that their impartial and transparent expertise will provide you with a clear assessment of the property's condition.
Yes your surveyor will need to go into the loft if it is safe to do so. They will also go into every room and parts of the property and any out buildings.
No you do not need to be there. The surveyor just needs access into the property. They can be unaccompanied.
This depends on the size of the property. Usually the inspection takes around 1-2 hours.
A RICS surveyor will open and inspect one window on each floor, as long as heavy curtains and /or possessions do not restrict their access to it.