RICS Building Surveys

The RICS Building Survey is the most comprehensive report available to residential purchasers, structured to provide you with a detailed understanding of the true condition of the property.

The external inspection examines the chimney pots, roof coverings, gutters, downpipes, soffits and fascias, windows and all other visible relevant elements to the property. Our surveyor will also look for evidence of settlement or subsidence on external walls, identify a damp proof course and report on any drainage problems.

The internal loft inspection includes an examination of the structure of the roof, insulation, any water installation and chimney stacks.

Inside the property, our surveyor inspects timbers, plumbing, electrics and heating, as well as the ceilings and internal walls for any signs of roof spread, settlement or subsidence. A damp test is carried out on ground floor areas to give an indication of whether subfloor timbers are at risk of dry or wet rot. All bathrooms, kitchens and utility areas are also thoroughly examined during the inspection.

The survey is aimed to detail both major and minor faults with the property and give recommendations on any maintenance that may be needed.

We also provide specialist advice on what your solicitor should check during the conveyancing stage.

Our findings and recommendations will be highlighted within the report and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Q. When should I choose a RICS Building Survey rather than a RICS Homebuyer Report?

  • If the property was built before the 1940’s
  • If the property has been extended or altered
  • If the property is in poor condition
  • If you are planning to extend or alter the property


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