RICS Building Surveys






A home is the most expensive purchase most people ever make.  As an owner you will benefit from expert advice on the condition of your property – whether you plan to live in it, rent it out or sell it.  In an RICS Home Survey an RICS member conducts an in-depth visual inspection of the property.  The report provides an expert account of the property’s condition and highlights any problems using easy to understand ‘traffic light’ ratings.  The RICS Building Survey is the most comprehensive and detailed report available.


Service features

  • Describes the construction and condition of the property on the date of the inspection
  • Aims to identify any problems that are serious and need urgent attention
  • Aims to identify things that need to be investigated further to prevent serious damage
  • Aims to tell you about any problems that may be dangerous
  • Aims to flag up any potential issues and defects, before committing to purchase
  • Aims to help you decide whether you need extra advice before committing to purchase
  • Aims to enable you to budget for any repairs or restoration work
  • Aims to advise you on the amount of ongoing maintenance required in the future
  • Aims to establish how the property is built and what materials were used
  • Aims to clearly describe any visible defects
  • Aims to expose potential problems posed by hidden defects
  • Aims to outline the repair options, whilst explaining the consequences of not acting
  • Where practical, and if agreed, aims to provide a cost estimate for repairs
  • Provides specific comments on energy efficiency

Have a look at our ‘information sheet’ and ‘description of service’ for more information.


Why choose us?

We have inspected well over a thousand residential properties during the past ten years.  Immediately after the inspection, we will give you a call to discuss each of the key findings with you over the phone.  All of our reports provide well-balanced expert advice that is written in jargon-free English.  If you don’t understand anything, no problem, we are always here to answer any questions that you might have.


Timescales and Fees

We aim to carry out the inspection within two working days.
Reports are usually emailed out within two working days following the inspection.
Please contact us for a detailed quote.

If you would like to talk with a member of our team, or to arrange a booking, please get in touch.

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