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RICS Building Survey

What is it?

  • A comprehensive inspection report, particularly suitable for older and period properties built before 1850
  • A detailed breakdown of advice on the repair and maintenance of the property
  • A flexible report that can be tailored to your specific requirements.

What's included?

The RICS Building Survey is the most detailed survey we offer. It’s particularly suitable for older properties, those of unusual construction, properties with major extensions or alterations, or those that you already know to have significant defects that need attention.

Our report provides you with details on the materials and methods of construction, advice on defects, and the appropriate repair options.

How does it differ from the RICS Homebuyer Report?

The RICS Homebuyer Report is better suited to more modern properties of standard construction. The RICS Building Survey is specifically designed for properties of almost any age, style or condition, including period properties and those of non-standard construction.

If you’re thinking of buying an older property that’s fallen into disrepair, or a building that’s had major alterations, it’s vitally important that you understand the approach needed to maintain the component parts if you’re to preserve – and enhance – the value of your investment. For example, listed buildings or those located in conservation areas need specific care, and legislation often requires you to use the correct building materials and techniques.

If you’re planning to alter the structure or make a substantial financial investment in a property of age or character, the RICS Building Survey provides an important safeguard.

To make sure that our RICS Building Survey is the right report for you, click to view our helpful product comparison guide.

Would you like to find out more?

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0800 169 9661