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RICS Building Survey

RICS Building Survey (without Valuation)

An RICS Building Survey is the most detailed type of survey.

Customers should choose an RICS Building Survey if they’re dealing with a large, older or run-down property, if the building has been significantly altered or if they are planning major renovation works. This is a more in-depth report than a HomeBuyer Report and includes details of the structure and fabric of the property. A Building Survey is the best option for obtaining a complete understanding of what you are buying, whatever the property age or type.

Our report includes:

  • A thorough inspection and detailed report on a wider range of issues.
  • A description of visible defects and potential problems caused by hidden flaws.
  • An outline of repair options and the likely consequences of inactivity.
  • Advice for their legal advisors and details of serious risks and dangerous conditions.

An RICS Building Survey does not include a valuation. A valuation of the property can be included at an additional cost.

Full Building Surveys provide guidance on build type, condition, structural integrity and maintenance issues. Our RICS Chartered Surveyors provide a comprehensive inspection of the property. Wherever possible, the Surveyor will look over the entire property, including the attic, cellar and any out-buildings.

Customers will receive a detailed report with advice and photographs on visible faults and potential hidden defects. In addition, it provides guidance on environmental hazards and highlights issues you should refer to specialists. The information will be in-depth and tailored to the property type and your needs.

RICS Building Survey (with Valuation)

Same Survey as detailed above. A Building Survey that includes a property valuation, might support the revision of an offer if the survey reveals a lower price than the mortgage lender’s valuation.

View RICS Building Survey – Example Report

Book Your Survey

If you’re looking to book a home survey, simply complete the form below, providing full property details, and obtain a quote very quickly. If you decide to go ahead and book, we will also conduct the survey on a date and time convenient to you.

By providing us with your email address, you will enable you to register with our online booking system – by doing so, you will be able to log-in to your surveys account at any time to look at your quote(s), monitor the progress of your report(s), communicate with our Client Services Hub, and retrieve your final report(s) via your account.

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Why do I need a home survey?

If you’re considering purchasing a new property, at Watsons we always recommend commissioning your own independent home survey, which will provide you with a clear understanding of the property’s condition. By having a home survey completed, you’re essentially avoiding any additional costs, stress and hassle further down the line, as the survey can help you avoid surprise additional costs for repairs.
RICS Building Survey
The final report provides colour-coded, condition ratings of the property, providing clarity within the report regarding the condition of the property and these are referenced during the internal and external inspection.
Take a look at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) video below, on the importance of getting a home survey.

Not the right survey for you?

We also offer other surveys, plus additional services. Choose one of the buttons below to find out more:

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Norfolk
01603 751577
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01473 350095
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01245 204233
Cambridgeshire
01223 656290
Lincolnshire
01522 308054
Leicestershire
01162 160002
Rutland
01572 498775
Nottinghamshire
01158 226531
Derbyshire
01332 985120
North Yorkshire
01904 238263
South Yorkshire
0114 553 9560
County Durham
0191 3009354
Tyne & Wear
0191 731 7610
Northumberland
01670 336885
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