RICS Condition Report
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?
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?
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?
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.