RICS Condition Report

The RICS Condition Report is the most inexpensive of our home surveys. It is most appropriate for London properties in reasonable condition which were built from the 1980s onwards.

We recommend the RICS Condition Report if:

  • The property you want to buy appears to be in reasonable condition   AND
  • It’s built in a common style with conventional materials  AND
  • It’s less than 30 years old   AND
  • It hasn’t already been altered significantly   AND
  • You don’t want to make major alterations  AND
  • You feel fairly confident about its condition and have an understanding of what’s involved with maintaining a property

Why should I get a RICS Condition Report?

A condition report highlights any defects, urgent problems or potential dangers with a property. You can use this information to renegotiate the price of the property, or to give yourself peace of mind that the property has no immediate and obvious problems.

The 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 know exactly what to look for, and already understand the costs involved with property maintenance.

A number of standard-setting and consumer protection organisations (including Which and The Council of Mortgage Lenders) recommend that you get an independent home survey before you commit to buying any property.

What can I expect from your condition report service?

Call our team to ask any questions you have or send us your details to get a quote. We’ll send you a quote and a detailed description of what is included in your final condition report.

One of our chartered surveyors will then inspect the property and compile a RICS Condition Report. This report is in a standard format that was developed by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. The report systematically covers the key elements of the building, flagging any problems.

Issues are rated using a traffic light system so that you can immediately see what issues are critical.

Why choose Barnes & Barnes for your home survey?
As independent RICS-accredited surveyors we’re committed to always giving you clear, impartial and expert advice. You can let us know if you have any particular concerns about the property before we go to inspect it, and call us with any questions after you receive your report.
At every stage you’ll deal with a friendly and efficient team who understand the pressures of buying a home themselves.

Our aim throughout is to give you the information you need to make the best possible decision about buying a new home, and to make this part of the buying process as straightforward and stress-free as possible.

How much does a condition report cost?
This service starts from £300 +VAT. The final cost depends on how big the property is.
How long does the survey take?
We can usually complete your condition report within a week of the inspection.
Call us now for a free no-obligations quote:

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