If you're dealing with a large, older and run-down property, a building that is unusual or altered, or if you're planning major works, then a RICS Building Survey will be the right survey for you. It gives detailed information about the structure and fabric of the property, includes all the same information as the Home Buyers and Home Condition Reports, as well as:
- A more thorough inspection and detailed report on a wider range of issues;
- A description of visible defects and potential problems caused by hidden flaws;
- An outline of repair options and the likely consequences of inactivity;
- Advice for your legal advisers and details of serious risks and dangerous conditions, and
- An outline of costs for any major repairs that will be needed in order to make the property structurally sound or waterproof. Where you are considering alterations, we can also look into the cost of these works.
A Building Survey does not include a Valuation as standard, but can be included on request. This will include:
- The surveyors professional opinion on the market value of the property;
- An insurance reinstatement figure for the property, and
- A list of problems that the surveyor considers may affect the value of the property.
All surveys are priced based on the size and type of property, as well as your requirement. Please contact us for a quotation.
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