The most common type of property survey, the best choice if the property appears to be in good condition and has not been subject to significant alterations since construction.
For properties more than 50 years old, made of unconventional materials (like thatch or timber) or if you intend to undertake extensive structural alterations.
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Buying a property will likely be the biggest purchase you will ever make. So, it really is important that you do things right.
An accurate property survey will provide you with advice on the property, the construction and any potential environmental issues that may exist.
There are various types of surveys available to you. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages. The more extensive a survey is, the easier it will be to identify any issues with the current property you are interested in purchasing. Find out more with our extensive collection of Survey Guides.
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A RICS HomeBuyer Survey is the survey likely to be recommended to most home buyers. This inspection efficiently covers the entire property on both the inside and outside.
Areas of the home will be given a condition rating of 1, 2 or 3 and the report will cover all defects and anything that could have a detrimental effect on the value of the property.
The surveyors you compare can also offer a valuation and a calculation of the insurance if requested or required.
A RICS Building Survey, formerly known as a ‘Full Structural Survey’ offers an in-depth and detailed report on the construction and condition of the building. Compare My Move would recommend this kind of survey if you are buying a thatched cottage, a large home, an older build house or a period property that you plan to renovate.
It is important that you know that the building is safe and that the changes you plan to make can be safely carried out. The qualified Chartered Surveyor you find through Compare My Move will happily discuss the report findings with you.