Simple and easy-to-understand
Whether you are looking to move house or simply want to get an indication of what condition your home is in, the Condition Report is a great way to do it. Our Chartered Surveyors are all RICS qualified and experts in their field. Because there are so many elements of a property that are inspected as part of a survey, some survey reports can be quite complicated.
While our team is always available to talk you through what each survey means, you might be looking for something that is easier for you to refer to. If that is true for you, look no further than the RICS Condition Report.
An overview of the Condition Report
The Condition Report is a Level 1 survey. If you are looking for an easy-to-read survey to get a basic understanding of the condition of your property, then this could be the right survey option for you. While it is not as detailed as either the HomeBuyer Report or the Building Survey, the home condition report covers elements both inside and outside the property.
Following the survey, you will be provided with an easy-to-read report which illustrates the condition of the property using a traffic light system where:
- Red signifies defects that are serious and are in urgent need to repair or replacement.
- Amber signifies defects that need to be addressed but are not as urgent or serious as those classified as Red.
- Green signifies that no repair is needed and normal maintenance is recommended.
Some areas may not be inspected, as the RICS Condition Report only includes a visual inspection, meaning no carpets or floor coverings will be taken up, furniture will not be moved and outside areas such as the roof and chimney will only be inspected from the ground level.
The Condition Report may also bring defects to light that will require a more thorough investigation before an accurate assessment can be made. To avoid having to pay for both a RICS Condition Report as well as further surveys, you may like to consider going for one of the more comprehensive surveys from the start. If you are unsure, please Contact Us. Our expert team is available on 0800 071 5517 and we will happily discuss the options with you.
If you would like to arrange for one of our experienced Chartered Surveyors to compete a RICS Condition Report for your current or prospective home, please fill out the contact form below. We will get back to you with a quote.
Please note though, the Condition Report does not include a valuation. If you need a valuation for the property please see the RICS HomeBuyer Report.