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RICS Property Surveys, HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys in London

We offer all three levels of the RICS home surveys: the Condition Report (level 1), the HomeBuyer Report (level 2) and the Building Survey (level 3).

Which home survey do I need?

The best property survey for your situation depends on the age and condition of the property, as well as what you have planned for it. The surveys vary in how much technical detail and advice they give you, and in how in-depth the survey inspection is.

No matter which RICS home survey you choose, it will give you insight into the condition of a property before you make a final decision on whether to buy it or not.  We’ve created this RICS survey comparison table to help you assess which survey is best for you.

Condition Report
From £300 +VAT
HomeBuyer Report
From £400 +VAT
Building Survey
From £1000 +VAT
Recommended if:
  • The property you want to buy appears to be in reasonable condition, is built in a common style with conventional materials, is less than 30 years old and hasn’t already been altered significantly.
  • You don’t want to make major alterations.
  • You feel fairly confident about its condition.
  • The property you want to buy appears to be in reasonable condition, is less than 100 years old, is built in a common style with conventional materials and hasn’t already been altered significantly.
  • You don’t want do make major alterations to the property.
  • The property is in poor condition OR
  • It’s more than 100 years old OR
  • It’s built using unconventional methods or materials OR
  • It’s already been significantly altered or extended
  • You do want to make major alterations to the property.
A visual inspection of the property to assess the condition of all the elements of a building
Identifies any urgent issues, potential dangers or serious defects
Advises on potential maintenance requirements in the future
Includes a visual inspection of the roof space and underground drainage
Advises on any extra professional advice you should get before buying the property
Gives technical details of the structure, materials and construction of the property
A more detailed visual inspection and identifies potential hidden defects
Includes technical advice on your options for repairs.
Identifies potential legal issues with the property
Provides a market valuation of the property – mortgage companies require this.
Includes a reinstatement value so that you pay the correct insurance
Get a quote for a Condition Report Get a quote for a HomeBuyer Report Get a quote for a Building Survey

*We can provide you with a valuation or reinstatement value if you need one.


Still not sure which survey you need?
Call us today to discuss your property: 0207 737 7243