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We’ve partnered with themovingportal to offer you a national Panel of RICS Chartered Surveyors throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Providing RICS Homebuyers Reports, Building Surveys, Independent Valuations and specialist reports.
Many people neglect to commission anything other than a basic valuation when buying a home. However, a property survey, involving a detailed inspection of the property will ensure you are fully aware of its condition before you buy it.
It is the buyer’s responsibility to be certain that the building is structurally sound; the vendor has no obligation to declare any faults.
It is important to understand the differences between a valuation and a survey.
A valuation is a basic check, carried out on behalf of a mortgage lender or a cash buyer to ensure the property is worth the money being paid for it. If you are buying a property it is important you do not rely solely on the valuation, you should also instruct a survey on your own behalf.
A survey is a property inspection carried out by a qualified surveyor on behalf of the buyer. There are various levels of survey and the option used will be dependent on the property.
The surveyor will inspect and report on parts of the building that are visible and readily accessible and will assess the condition of those parts.
When you receive the survey concentrate on any issues highlighted as urgent or significant.
The Homebuyer’s report grades problems in the following way:
The RICS HomeBuyer Report provides information and advice in relation to any serious problems or issues on the condition of your potential property you’re thinking of buying, together with advice to your solicitor.
The RICS HomeBuyer Report uses the traffic light system to rate individual elements of the property and highlight areas of concern. The level of detail allows you to judge the value of purchase in line with the cost of any future maintenance, repair and restoration works.
The RICS Building Survey is the most detailed survey. Suitable for older properties, those of unusual construction, properties with major extensions/alterations, or those that you already know to have significant defects that need attention.
The RICS Building Survey provides you with details on the materials and methods of construction, advice on defects, and the appropriate repair options.
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