Building Surveys are a inspection for buildings. If you’re buying a property, you should have a survey undertaken before you enter into a contract. We will be able to discuss any  concerns you might have in more detail and help you decide which type of survey is right for you.

RICS Homebuyer Service

• A survey completed to a standard format. • Focuses on urgent matters • Not usually suitable for properties in need of renovation or if you’re planning major refurbishment. Includes: • General condition of property • Any major faults that may affect the value • Any urgent problems that need inspecting by a specialist before you sign a contract • Results of tests for damp in walls • Damage to timbers • The condition of any damp-proofing, insulation and drainage • Estimated costs of rebuilding the property for insurance purposes

Building Survey

• A building Survey is a comprehensive inspection of a property reported in a style to suit the property. • Suitable for all properties, especially listed buildings, older properties, buildings constructed in an unusual way, properties with extensive alterations. • It examines all accessible parts of the property and you can ask to have specific areas included • A Building Survey doesn’t include a valuation. • Can be tailored to your individual requirements. Includes: • Major and minor defects and what they could mean • Results of damp testing on walls • Damage to timbers – including woodworm and rot • The condition of damp-proofing, insulation and drainage • Technical information on the construction of the property and the materials used • The location • Recommendations for any further special inspections.

Condition Report:

• A survey completed to a standard format. • Most suitable for properties built within the last 90 years which are in reasonable condition. • Focuses on urgent matters • Not usually suitable for properties in need of renovation or if you’re planning major alterations. Includes: • General condition of property • Any major faults that may effect the value • Any urgent problems that need inspecting by a specialist before you sign a contracts • Results of tests for damp in walls • Damage to timbers • The condition of any damp-proofing and insulation • Head and shoulders only inspection of the roof space