Choosing A Building Survey
Here at Barnes and Barnes, we are all about giving the information you need to make decisions about your property. This starts with choosing your building survey. We’ve pulled together some of the most common questions we are asked by our customers to help you make the right choices.
Which Building Survey Do I Need?
The best building 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 provide and in how in-depth the survey inspection is. There are three levels of RICS surveys :
Level 1 Condition Reports – The RICS Condition Report is the most basic of our property surveys. It covers the defects, urgent problems or potential dangers of a property and helps you to make the most well- informed decision about your purchase of property in London.
Level 2 Homebuyer Reports – A Homebuyer Report will help you make a well-informed decision about purchasing a property in London. It can help assess whether you’re paying a fair price as well as minimising the risk of unexpected issues and costs arising in the future.
Level 3 Building Survey – A RICS Building Survey is the most detailed of our property surveys. The Building Survey gives you a thorough assessment of the structure, condition and construction of a property, as well as technical advice on any repairs needed.
How Much Does A Building Survey Cost?
The cost of the survey will depend on the level of survey you pick.
Condition Report from £300+ VAT
Homebuyers Report from £400+ VAT
Building Survey from £1000+ VAT
Choosing Your Building Survey
The table below provides a comparison of the property surveys available to you, highlighting their main differences. If you need further help in deciding which property survey is most appropriate, please get in touch.
to assess the condition of all elements of the property
|Identifies urgent issues, potential dangers or serious defects|
|Advises on potential maintenance requirements in the future|
|Includes a visual inspection of the roof space & underground drainage|
|Advises on any further professional advice you should seek before purchasing the property|
|Technical details of the structure, materials and construction of the property|
|Detailed visual inspection to identify any hidden defects|
|Technical advice on repair options available|
|Identifies potential legal issues with the property|
|Provides a market valuation of the property (for mortgage providers)|
|Includes a reinstatement value for accurate insurance payments|
|More Information about Condition Reports||More Information about HomeBuyer Reports||More Information about Building Surveys|
*We can provide you with a valuation or reinstatement value if you need one.
Still not sure which Property Survey you need? Our Chartered Surveyors are here to help.
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