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Building Survey

RICS Building Survey

A chartered building surveyor typically produces 3 main types of RICS report:

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Condition Report

A basic outline of areas needing attention

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Homebuyer’s Report

More detail with a valuation included

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Full Building Survey

Most comprehensive coverage of all physical elements

Our London and Surrey Building Survey teams specialise in delivering only the highest level of report (RICS level 3), which can only be undertaken by a chartered surveyor, unlike the other reports. This is because we believe our customers should always be presented with complete information on a property or project. Although it does not include a valuation, this is usually provided by the mortgage lender. It is also regarded by RICS as “essential for larger or older properties or if you are planning major works”. The service features relating to the building include:

Construction And Condition
Building Pathology (Damp, Movement etc.)
Urgent/Dangerous Issues
Options And Solutions
Budgeting Repairs And Restoration
Materials Usage And Performance
Hidden And Visible Defects
Consequences Of Failing To Act
Areas Of Further Investigation
Sourcing Extra Advice
Energy Efficiency

As an added bonus, we include additional reference to elements such as:

Building Regulations Compliance
Statutory Considerations
Planning (Conservation Areas And Listed Buildings)
Transport Links
Environmental Issues

Easy to understand

Don’t be afraid of jargon anymore! At Prinsegate Chartered Surveyors our reports, as well as party wall agreements, are explained in simple terms. We provide you with a number of clear options, especially useful for a homebuyer interested in the condition of a property. Our structural surveyors, many of whom have practical knowledge from previous hands-on contracting, can even provide you with a realistic cost estimate for works needed, which can help you negotiate on the purchase price! This is why our building survey and party wall Surrey & London clients recommend Prinsegate.