Building Survey

What is a Home Building Survey?

A building survey is the most comprehensive report of its kind and should be used for larger, older properties, or when planning major works. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the property’s condition. It is a level 3 RICS report. 

The building survey includes a list of defects, detailed advice on repairs and maintenance, in-depth description of the condition and construction of each element of the property and a section on energy efficiency. Together with an overall assessment, including an overall opinion and a summary of condition ratings, repairs and suggested further investigations.

What's involved in a Building Survey?

In a building survey the RICS surveyor will inspect and report on the below:• Signs of subsidence • Report on dangerous materials such as signs of asbestos 

• Reports on signs of infestations such as rats and bats

• Checks drains

• Checks utilities including boiler and electric meter

• Inspects loft space

• Inspects roof

• Looks for signs of damp 

• Reinstatement value 

• Energy Advice Report

How Long Does It take?

Once the surveyor has inspected the property they will write up and produce a report for the client within 3-5 working days. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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What Do I Do Next

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