Which RICS survey should I choose?
We offer 2 RICS reports – Enhanced Homebuyer Report (with valuation and detailed defects with photos) and Building Survey. Use our table to help you decide which survey you require. We’d be delighted to provide you with more information about the different reports, just fill in the contact form or call 07973 306505.
|Valuation||Enhanced HomeBuyer Report||Building Survey|
|Suitable for:||All homes which require a private valuation||Buildings built after 1900, which appear to be in reasonable condition. Conventional constructions, without significant modifications and no intention to drastically alter. The Enhanced Homebuyers report includes more than the standard such as plenty of detailed photos of defects and will cover queries raised by clients.||Buildings constructed prior to 1900, listed properties or constructions made using unusual materials or techniques. Also advised for dilapidated properties, or ones which have been – or will be – significantly altered from their original state.|
|Carried out by a RICS Surveyor||✓||✓||✓|
|Includes a Market Valuation of the property||✓||✓||✓|
|Identifies structural issues||⛌||✓||✓|
|Offers professional repair recommendations||⛌||✓||✓|
|Discloses any additional information for your solicitor||✓||✓||✓|
|Looks for concealed defects (with images)||⛌||⛌||✓|
|Makes maintenance suggestions||⛌||⛌||✓|
|Provides detailed information about the building’s construction||⛌||⛌||✓|
|Caters for unusual building features||✓||⛌||✓|
Why should I choose a RICS Professional?
The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is an industry-leading body for property professionals. By appointing a RICS surveyor or registered valuer, you know that the service you are receiving reaches an accepted international standard, follows a strict code of conduct and that they are trained to the latest industry requirements.
Will a RICS surveyor be able to inspect any property?
A RICS surveyor will be qualified to inspect a wide range of properties, of any age or style. However, at Chiltern Associates we will always ensure you are working with a surveyor with professional experience in the type of property you are buying – whether that’s a listed building, commercial premises or brand-new apartment. We believe that our knowledge of the local area and property stock enables us to deliver an exceptional service to every client.
What is contained within a RICS report?
The precise contents of your report will depend on the type of survey you have chosen. Every RICS report is designed to be easy for buyers to follow, with features like a traffic-light grading system to help you understand the severity of any defects found. Your surveyor will also be happy to provide any clarification needed once you have received your report, and inform you whether further investigation needs to be made into any of the defects. If you are unsure about which survey is right for your home, call us on 07973 306505 to discuss your requirements.