Building Surveying 

RICS Condition, Homebuyers Report & Full Building Surveys

There are different levels of survey that can be undertaken on any property which is dependant on a number of factors. Building surveys are done after an offer has been accepted on a property by the seller. It’s best to think ahead of time what building survey you may want as they come in at different price points, allowing you to build this in to your budget. There are three levels of house survey which are outlined below. Contact us for a no-obligation chat through your options on 020 8502 6323.

London Based Chartered Building Surveyors

As a firm of Chartered Surveyors with the RICS, we are able to offer pre-purchase building surveys in and around London, Wanstead and Newbury. These surveys 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 states 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.

Feel free to contact us for advice on this, or find out everything there is to know about building surveys, from building surveyors, by reading our dedicated article here.

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