Building Surveying - London

RICS Condition, Homebuyers Report & Full Building Survey

For most people, buying a property will be the single biggest investment that they will make. With such large sums of money at stake it is recommended that you if you are thinking about buying a property, you know exactly what you are buying and a Building Survey will give you exactly this.

A survey can actually save you money by highlighting problems that you may not have seen when you viewed the property and with this information you can assess the costs that may be incurred in undertaking any remedial work. This is all done prior to purchase and means that you may be able to renegotiate the cost of the property to reflect the remedial costs or indeed the problems may be serious enough that you avoid the purchase altogether.

London Based Chartered Surveyors

As a firm of Chartered Surveyors with the RICS, we are able to offer pre-purchase surveys that are split into three levels:

RICS Condition Report

A level 1 survey is called an RICS Condition Report which shows the condition of the property, offers guidance to legal advisors and highlights any urgent defects. Typically, the lowest priced of the surveys, it is aimed at conventional properties and newer homes.

Homebuyer Report

A level 2 survey is called a HomeBuyer Report. This is the most common form of report and includes all the features of the RICS Condition Report but also includes advice on defects that may affect the property with repairs, and ongoing maintenance advice. It is a well-rounded report that is suitable to many common property types.

Building Survey

A level 3 survey is called a Building Survey, often referred to as a Structural Survey however this is not strictly correct. The RICS state that a Building Survey is essential for larger or older properties, or if you’re planning major works. This most comprehensive report provides you with an in-depth analysis of the property's condition and includes advice on defects, repairs and maintenance options.

Further information on home surveys can be found on the RICS website (opens in new window).

Contact The Hopps Partnership

Feel free to call us for advice on which survey is best for you, we offer competitive rates and a quick turnaround of reports.

Telephone: 020 8502 6323


The Hopps Partnership
Second Floor, 34 - 40 High Street
Wanstead, London E11 2RJ

The Hopps Partnership
70 Cowcross Street
London EC1M 6EJ

020 8502 6323

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