RICS Building Survey
An RICS Full Building Survey is our most comprehensive form of survey.
It is a thorough inspection of the structure and fabric of the property. This form of inspection allows us to provide you with a greater level of detail than is contained in a HomeBuyer Report, so you will have all of the required information to confidently make your decision to purchase your chosen property.
Whilst an RICS Building Survey can be carried out for any type of residential property, it is essential if you are intending to purchase:
- A large, older or run-down property; or
- A property that is unusual or has been altered; or
- You are planning to do major works once you own the property.
The survey consists of a detailed visual inspection of the property, its services and the grounds. It includes:
- A description of visible defects and potential problems caused by hidden flaws;
- An outline of repair options and the damage that could be caused by not doing those repairs;
- Advice for your solicitor and details of serious risks and dangerous conditions; and
- A description of the type of construction, materials used, the condition and an assessment of the relative importance for you of any defects or problems that we identify.
In addition, our survey report will:
- Describe for you any risk that we identify as a result of potential or hidden defects in areas that we have not inspected;
- Explain the most likely cause(s) of the defects we have identified;
- Outline what works need to be done to the property repair those defects and explain the likely consequences of not doing those works;
- Provide you with our recommendations for prioritising and the likely timescale for completing any necessary work; and
- Give an indication of likely costs for those works.
For further information or a free no obligation quote please contact a member of our team on 0191 260 2222 or 0191 384 6000 or email email@example.com