How Do I Choose My Survey?

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There are three types of residential survey: The RICS Condition Report, The RICS Homebuyer Report & The Premium Building Survey.Choosing the right survey for you will depend on the type of property you are buying and the specific information that you require.
How do I choose my Survey?

What The Reports Cover

If you are buying a conventional property with standard features built within the last 150 years or so then it is likely that either the RICS Condition Report or the RICS Homebuyer Report which includes a Valuation will be suitable.

If you are buying a particularly old property or one that is very large or of unconventional construction with unusual features then our Premium Building Survey is likely to be more suitable.

Below you will find a comparison chart which highlights the various features of each report and is designed to help you make your choice. You can also visit the three links below which provide further detail on each type of report.

The benefits of Getting A Property Survey Include:

  • A concise description of construction and condition of the property
  • The identification of problems which are serious or require urgent attention
  • Information on items requiring further investigation
  • Information on problems which may be dangerous or pose a risk to the building
  • Advice on future maintenance

Compare Report Features

Condition Report

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A description of the construction and condition of the property

Highlights serious problems

Identifies areas requiring urgent repair

Alerts you to areas or materials which may be a hazard

Sample RICS Condition ReportDownload An Example Report

Homebuyer Report

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A description of the construction and condition of the property

Highlights serious problems

Identifies areas requiring urgent repair

Alerts you to areas or materials which may be a hazard

Provides you with additional advice on a particular defect or issue

Provides reinstatement cost for Building Insurance Purposes

Provides a market valuation

Sample RICS Homebuyer ReportDownload An Example Report

Premium Building Survey

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A description of the construction and condition of the property

Highlights serious problems

Identifies areas requiring urgent repair

Alerts you to areas or materials which may be a hazard

Provides you with additional advice on a particular defect or issue

Provides specific information on the future performance of the building fabric

Outlines repair options and future timeline for maintenance

A longer and more detailed report with a more thorough consideration of the structure, grounds and services

Sample Premium Building SurveyDownload An Example Report
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