When buying a house, there are always risks involved. Knowing what some of those risks are before completing the purchase can help save you thousands of pounds further down the line. One way to do this is to get a good understanding of the condition of the building. This is where RICS home surveys can help.
There are a range of home surveys available, each of which produce a different type of evaluation report, some of which can be fairly complex. Choosing the right survey is therefore as important as the need for the survey itself.
Our property experts understand that this can be a daunting task for the average homeowner or prospective buyer. We will always ensure that we provide you the right information and that often means discussing your requirements first.
Which home survey do I need?
There are three home surveys, which the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) classifies by ‘level’, ranging from level 1 to 3. Depending on the amount of detail you are looking for will determine which survey will best suit your needs. The Level 3 Building Survey is by far the most comprehensive of the three reports while a Level 1 Condition Report focusses purely on the condition of the property.
To help you get started, here is a quick overview of the three types of home survey. Each will supply their own unique perspective on the property in question.
Still not sure which of the home surveys is right for you?
Call our team on 0800 071 5517 of contact us for experienced, expert advice.
Here’s why you’ll love the Building Survey.
- Experienced surveyors guiding you every step of the way
- Over 50 different points of interest identified and noted
- Delivered within 3-5 days after inspection
- 60-page PDF booklet with photos for you to save and keep
RICS HomeBuyer Report
This report gives you more detailed information whilst buying a conventional property and provides a valuation. It includes a more extensive inspection of the property with guidance on defects that may affect the value of the property. Repairs and ongoing maintenance advice is also provided.
RICS Condition Report
This report focusses purely on the condition of your property by giving ratings of the different parts of the building and flagging up any areas that need attention.
Note: This does not include a valuation of the property!
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How can AWH help?
We have over 25 years of experience in carrying out London Home Surveys, as well as home surveys across the south of England and further afield. Not sure which of the home surveys you need? Call us on 0800 071 5517 or email email@example.com.