RICS Condition Report In London

The RICS Condition Report is the most basic of our property surveys. It is sometimes referred to as a Level One survey. It provides a professional and objective report on the condition of the property at an economic price. It is less comprehensive than survey level two and survey level three. 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.

Is A RICS Condition Report Right For Me?

We recommend the RICS Condition Report if:

  • The property appears to be in reasonable condition
  • It’s 10 years old or less
  • It’s built in a common style with conventional materials
  • It hasn’t already been altered significantly
  • You aren’t planning on making major alterations to the property
  • You feel fairly confident in its condition

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

Why Do I Need A RICS Condition Report?

Buying a property is a stressful process already, without the added risk of purchasing a property with unknown underlying issues.
The RICS Condition Report gives you the peace of mind you need to make an informed decision about the property. It assesses its condition and any future issues that may arise, letting you make an impartial purchasing 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 Condition Report Give Me?

The RICS Condition Report is based on a visual inspection of all the main elements of the property and is a cost-effective option for more experienced home buyers or property investors who have a good idea of what to look for and already understand the costs involved with property maintenance.

The RICS Condition Report will highlight any defects, urgent problems or potential dangers with a property. You can use the RICS Condition Report, compiled by our Chartered Surveyors, to negotiate the price of the property, or simply to give yourself peace of mind that the property has no immediate and obvious problems.
You can find a RICS Condition Report Sample here.

What Does A RICS Condition Report Cost?

The RICS Condition Report, including an inspection of the property, starts from £300 + VAT. The final cost depends largely on the size of the property.

How Long Does A RICS Condition Report Take?

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

Why Choose Barnes & Barnes For Your RICS Condition Report?

Barnes & Barnes is a team of experienced RICS-accredited surveyors, who are dedicated to always giving you clear, impartial and expert advice. We’re here to make the property buying process as simple as possible.

At every stage of the process, you’ll deal with a friendly and efficient team, who understand the pressures of buying a house. The RICS Condition Report will give you the information you need to make an informed decision about buying a new home, and we aim to make this part of the buying process straightforward and stress-free.

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Grant and his team were responsive and friendly producing a very thorough report within agreed timescales.

Claudine  Dec 2021
Claudine

Barnes and Barnes were recommended to me, and I would definitely recommend them to others myself. I commissioned them to do a Home Buyer Report. The Report was thorough and very informative. The surveyor was also available for a follow-up phone call. I had the impression they really care about their job, which is very reassuring as a property buyer.

F Carlotto Dec 2021
F Carlotto

Valuation of residential property. An informative report was produced on time and for a reasonable price. Helpful and polite staff.

B Smith October 2021
B Smith

Mr Barnes was very helpful in identifying important defects in the house which we were planning to purchase, and as a result, we were able to avoid a bad bargain. His surveying report was also extremely detailed and well-written, and his advice very professional. We would definitely recommend his firm to others.

E Chan October 21
E Chan

I commissioned a probate valuation survey from Barnes & Barnes of my late father’s flat in Islington for inheritance tax purposes. I do not live in Islington and needed an accurate valuation from professionals who are familiar with the area and know the local property market. Grant carried out a thorough survey and the valuation report was well-reasoned and easy to follow. I was and am very pleased with the service I received.

J Mitchell September 2021
J Mitchell

The survey was arranged speedily and efficiently and carried out on the day specified. The report was full and produced to a good standard although it took slightly longer than the time originally indicated. The post report discussions with the surveyor himself were very helpful.

S Smith September 2021
S Smith

Mr. Barnes was very helpful in identifying important defects in the house which we were planning to purchase, and as a result, we were able to avoid a bad bargain. His surveying report was also extremely detailed and well-written, and his advice very professional. We would definitely recommend his firm to others.

E Chan September 2021
E Chan

Very professional and helpful.

M Tanner May 2021
M Tanner

The service I received was great! Communication was fantastic, all queries were addressed/resolved efficiently. The report was very thorough and allowed me to feel confident in my purchase. Definitely recommend their services.

A. Logo May 2021
A. Logo

I was really pleased with Barnes and Barnes. The follow-up call with the grant was amazing and extremely valuable. I’d definitely recommend Barnes and Barnes in the future.

D Berry April 2021
D Berry
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