The Building Survey is the most detailed survey we offer. It is particularly suited to older buildings, those of an unusual construction, or those with major extensions or alterations. The Building Survey is also the best choice where you know there are significant defects that need attention. The report will provide details on the materials and methods of construction, advice on defects, and the appropriate repair options.
Where The RICS HomeBuyer Report is suited to modern properties of standard construction, the Building Survey is specifically designed for properties of virtually any age, style or condition. Many older properties have distinct needs in terms of how they must be looked after and their components need a different approach to more modern buildings. It is essential to understand this in order to preserve and enhance the value of your investment. Listed buildings or those in conservation areas need specific care and use of correct materials and techniques. If you are planning to purchase an older property that’s run down, or a building that has had major alterations, then this is the report for you.
If you have plans to alter the structure of the property this can often form part of the advice provided. If you plan to make a substantial investment in a property of age or character, then this report is an important safeguard.
Prepared for you as the buyer
Any age of property
Matters for conveyancer