RICS Building Surveys, Homebuyer’s Surveys & Condition Reports in London

Barnes & Barnes offer accurate and impartial Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) property surveys across three levels:

Level 1: Condition Report

Level 2: HomeBuyer Report

Level 3: Building Survey

Which Property 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 RICS property surveys vary in how much technical detail and advice they provide and in how in-depth the survey inspection is.

Regardless of which RICS property survey you choose, you will be given an insight into the condition of a property to aid your buying decisions. You can be assured that Barnes & Barnes are entirely independent and all property surveys will be conducted with complete impartiality.

The RICS Property Surveys Compared

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.

Condition Report

From £300 +VAT

HomeBuyer Report

From £400 +VAT

Building Survey

From £1000 +VAT

Recommended if:
  • The property appears to be in reasonable condition, is built in a common style with conventional materials, is less than 30 years old and hasn’t been significantly altered
  • You aren’t planning on making major
    alterations
  • You feel fairly
    confident in the property’s condition
  • The property appears to be in reasonable condition, is built in a common style with conventional materials, is less than 100 years old and hasn’t been significantly altered
  • You aren’t planning on making major alterations
  • 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 are planning to make major
    alterations
Visual Inspection
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 ReportsMore Information about HomeBuyer ReportsMore 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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