RICS Building Surveys In London

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.

Is a RICS Building Survey Right For Me?

  • The property is in poor condition, or
  • It is more than 100 years old, or
  • It has been built using unconventional methods or materials, or
  • It has already been significantly altered or extended, or
  • You want to make major alterations to the property

If you aren’t sure if the RICS Building Survey is right for you, visit our RICS Property Survey Comparison here.

Why Do I Need A RICS Building Survey?

Buying a property is a stressful process, but buying a property whose condition you aren’t fully aware of can have dramatic consequences down the line.

The RICS Building Survey is ideal for peace of mind on any property, especially a property that needs a lot of work or one that you want to make major alterations to. The RICS Building Survey provides the detailed assessment and technical advice you need to aid your buying decision.

A number of standard-setting and consumer organisations (including Which? and The Council of Mortgage Lenders) recommend getting an independent home survey before committing to purchasing a property.

What Does A RICS Building Survey Give Me?

A RICS Building Survey is a detailed assessment of the structure and the construction methods used in a property. Beginning with a visual inspection and delving deeper into any potential issues, the RICS Building Survey Report will identify any serious defects or problems with the property, and gives you technical advice on how these problems should be solved.

The Survey also advises on future maintenance issues, so that you can plan ahead, and highlights any potential legal issues that you might want your solicitor to investigate.

After discussions with you, one of our Chartered Surveyors will inspect the property and compile a RICS Building Survey Report. This Report is tailored to your specific requirements and follows best practice guidelines from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. A Sample Report is available here.

How Much Does A RICS Building Survey Cost?

The RICS Building Survey starts from £1,000 + VAT. The final cost depends largely on the size of the property and its condition.

How Long Does A RICS Building Survey Take?

After a full inspection of your property by one of our Chartered Surveyors, our RICS Building Survey Report is usually available for your consideration within a week of the inspection.

Why Choose Barnes & Barnes For Your RICS Building Survey?

At Barnes & Barnes, we pride ourselves on providing a professional and impartial service. We’re committed to giving you clear, impartial and expert advice on all things property surveys, valuations and party wall services.

Before a RICS Building Survey inspection, our team will ask if you have any particular concerns about the property, and afterwards we’ll be on hand to answer any questions you have about the final Report.

At every stage, you’ll be liaising with a dedicated, friendly and efficient team of professionals who understand the pressures of buying a home. Our aim throughout is to give you the information you need to make an informed decision about your new home, and make this part of the process as straightforward and stress-free as possible.

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Grant was extremely thorough in his report and was really helpful when it came to advising on key issues. Recommended!

R Marc  March 2021
R Marc

I found the whole team at Barnes and Barnes very helpful. The survey was done within certain time constraints very efficiently. I can definitely recommend this firm to anyone.

P Wickramasinghe March 2021
P Wickramasinghe

Extremely happy with the service provided. Grant did a great job on the report, met all deadlines and took the time to explain the report. Andrea was fantastic. Booked our appointment quickly, responded to emails quickly and was contactable. Took a lot of stress away.

J Harris February 2021
J Harris

I was very happy with the thorough survey. It was very clear and a lot of care was taken. We are taking all of the advice Grant has given us.

D Salamon February 2021
D Salamon

Phenomenal service as always!

S Rawling February 2021
S Rawling

Many thanks for the survey carried out (in difficult Covid times). Very professional, and easy to communicate with.

S Chambers February 2021
S Chambers

Thanks for thorough and thoughtful advice

J Poole February 2021
J Poole

They were very responsive and the service was great. The building report was detailed and easy to understand. I would recommend their services.

A Chen February 2021
A Chen

Barnes & Barnes were very helpful, from my initial enquiry to the final report. Good communication throughout which is always so important. I would recommend then to others.

R Christensen  January 2021
R Christensen

Thanks for the very clear report and for Grant’s follow up phone call and further explanations.

J.P. January 2021
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