RICS Building Survey
A RICS Building Survey is the most detailed of our home surveys. It is designed to give you a thorough assessment of the structure, condition and construction of a property, as well as technical advice on fixing any problems.
(This survey report used to be known as a structural survey.)
We recommend the RICS Building Survey if:
Why should I get a RICS Building Survey?
If you want to buy a property that needs a lot of work, or one that you want to make major alterations too, a building survey gives you the detailed assessment and technical advice you need to decide whether the property is suitable.
A RICS Building Survey is a detailed assessment of the structure and the construction methods used in the building. It identifies any serious defects or problems with the property, and provides technical advice on how you can fix these.
Finally it advises on future maintenance issues so that you can plan ahead, and highlights any potential legal issues you might want your solicitor to investigate.
A number of standard-setting and consumer organisations (including Which and The Council of Mortgage Lenders) recommend that you get an independent home survey before you commit to buying any property.
What can I expect from your building survey service?
Call our team to ask any questions you have or send us your details to get a quote. We’ll send you a quote and a detailed description of what you can expect from your building survey.
One of our chartered surveyors will then inspect the property and compile a RICS Building Survey. This report is in tailored to your requirements and uses best practice guidelines from the the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Why choose Barnes & Barnes for your home survey?
At every stage you’ll deal with a friendly and efficient team who understand the pressures of buying a home themselves.
Our aim throughout is to give you the information you need to make the best possible decision about buying a new home, and to make this part of the buying process as straightforward and stress-free as possible.