Surveys

 

At-a-glance survey comparisons


This table will help you choose the most appropriate survey, but if you have any particular requirements, remember to discuss them with your surveyor before the inspection of the property. The surveyor may be able to provide you with extra services, under separate contracts.

 

 Service features
RICS Condition Report Service
RICS HomeBuyer Service
Buildng survey
Describes the construction and condition of the property on the date of the inspection.  Applicable Applicable
Applicable
Aims to identify any problems that need urgent attention or are serious.
 Applicable Applicable
Applicable
Aims to identify things that need to be investigated further to prevent serious damage.
 Applicable Applicable
Applicable
Aims to tell you about problems that may be hazardous.
 Applicable Applicable
Applicable
Aims to show up potential issues and defects, before any transaction takes place.
 Applicable Applicable
Applicable
Includes the standard visual inspection during which secured panels, electrical fittings, inspection chamber covers and other similar features are not removed.
 Applicable Applicable
Applicable
Aims to help you decide whether you need extra advice before committing to purchase.   Applicable
Applicable
Aims to help you prepare a budget for any repairs or restoration.   Applicable
Applicable
Aims to advise you on the amount of ongoing maintenance required in the future.    Applicable
Applicable
An enhanced service that includes all the features of the standard inspection plus a more extensive roof space and underground drainage inspection.   Applicable
Applicable
Provides a reinstatement cost to help you avoid under- or over-insurance.   Applicable
 
Provides market valuation.   Applicable
 
Aims to establish how the property is built, what materials are used and how these will perform in the future.     Applicable
Aims to describe visible defects, plus exposing potential problems posed by hidden defects.     Applicable
Aims to outline the repair options and give you a repair timeline, whilst explaining the consequences of not acting.      Applicable
A longer and more detailed visual inspection of a wider range of issues including a more thorough consideration of the roof space, grounds floors and services.     Applicable