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What is assessed during a RICS survey?

During a RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) survey, we assesses a variety of aspects of a property, including its overall condition, structural integrity, and any potential issues. We examine the building's construction, identify visible defects, assess the state of fixtures and fittings, inspect for damp or other environmental concerns, and evaluate the property's general state of repair. We also check for signs of subsidence or other structural issues that could affect the property's stability. Additionally, depending on the level of report, we may offer advice on necessary repairs, maintenance, and any potential legal or safety concerns, providing a comprehensive assessment to help a potential buyer or property owner make an informed decision about the property.

What are the typical costs for a Building Survey (Level 3)?

During the inspection, the assessment thoroughly examines a building's condition, structure, and integrity. This survey assesses all accessible and visible components of the property, including the building's construction, loft, roof, walls, plumbing, electrical systems, and more. It identifies defects, structural issues, and potential problems, providing detailed insights into the property's overall condition. A Building Survey goes beyond the scope of a HomeBuyer Survey, making it suitable for older, larger, or more complex properties, as well as those in need of major renovations. The report offers in-depth information to inform buyers or property owners about the property's condition, facilitating well-informed decisions, planning for maintenance, and understanding any potential risks or costs associated with the property.

What is assessed during a HomeBuyers Survey
(Level 2)?

During the inspection, the assessment primarily focuses on identifying significant defects and issues in a residential property. This survey assesses the property's visible and accessible elements, including the building's structure, roof, walls, plumbing, electrical systems, and any signs of damp or subsidence. It also evaluates the general condition of fixtures and fittings. While less comprehensive than a Building Survey, the RICS HomeBuyer Survey provides valuable information to potential buyers, highlighting any urgent or essential repairs and advising on potential legal or safety concerns, helping buyers make informed decisions about the property's purchase.

What's the next step...

Get in touch to discuss your requirements. If you are not sure, we are always happy to take a look at the property and advise on the most appropriate type of survey.

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