Home Surveys

Our Survey and Valuation Services are provided by a national network of independent Chartered Surveyors and RICS Registered Valuers. We can offer a Valuation Report, Building Survey, and RICS Homebuyer Report and Valuation.

Valuation Report
This is a limited inspection of a property similar to the report required by banks and building societies to assess the suitability of the property for secured lending purposes. It deals with the value of the property in its present condition. It will not report in detail on condition or disrepair unless either is so severe that they may significantly affect the value or saleability. A valuation report is ideal if you need guidance on the value of a property and confirmation as to whether you are paying the right price. If you are concerned about the condition of the property, this is not the report for you.

Building Survey
Commonly referred to as a structural survey, this is our most comprehensive survey product. This survey is particularly suited to large, old or unusual properties and can be tailored to the needs of the client and type of building. The main features are:

  • Comprehensive Inspection
  • Detailed Report
  • Focus on structure and condition
  • Technical analysis
  • Schedule of maintenance and repair
  • Emphasis on priority
  • Photography

Additional investigations can be incorporated within the report, such as testing of services including drains, electrics, plumbing and heating.

RICS Homebuyer Report and Valuation
This is a survey in a standard report format developed by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is used by most surveyors. It assists clients to:

  • Make an informed judgement on whether or not to proceed
  • Decide whether or not the property is a reasonable purchase or agreed price
  • Assess urgent and significant matters before exchanging contracts

This is a mid-range survey suitable for most property types that are in reasonable condition and are built post 1900. It identified areas of concern but contains more detailed advice about the cause of defects and the required repairs than contained in the Property Condition Report and Valuation.