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Regulated by RICS.
These are suitable for all types of residential property but are more usually carried out on older, unusual or dilapidated houses or those that have been extensively altered or extended. Typically we prepare them upon houses built before about 1880, thatched cottages, stone or timber framed houses, and large and rambling buildings, often old farmhouses.
A Building Survey is more detailed than an RICS HomeBuyer Report, will provide a much fuller assessment of the building's construction and condition, will give more information about how to correct defects and will give approximate costings for such. Unlike in an RICS HomeBuyer Report, it is usual, where possible and in appropriate places only, to look under some floors. We normally include an open market valuation and the rebuilding cost for insurance purposes. The services (electricity, central heating, drainage etc.) are visually inspected but not tested, although proper testing can be arranged as an extra. Whilst there is no set format for building surveys, we follow the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' Guidance Notes for such surveys.
The report is provided in our own format and two copies are supplied to the Client, although, if requested, one can be sent to their Legal Advisers.
View the RICS Home Surveys Information Sheet.
Fees for building surveys can vary depending on the type, size, age and construction of the property. They are, however, designed to be competitive. The figures quoted below are for houses of typical brick construction and are intended for guide purposes only but should be approximately right. If the property that you are considering purchasing is not of typical construction, for instance black and white timber framed, stone or thatched or is older than about 1850 or has much more extensive outbuildings than usual, please contact us to chat through details of the property and your requirements and we can then give you a firm figure.
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If in doubt please contact us to chat through details of the property and your requirements and we can then give you a firm figure.