With a range of surveys available and the complicated evaluation reports they can generate, choosing the right survey is as important as the need for a survey itself. At Anderson Wilde & Harris, we will always ensure that the we provide the right information and that often means discussing your requirements first.
As a guide, the three main types of home buyer surveys are, each will supply their own unique perspective on the property in question.
- Building Survey
- RICS HomeBuyer Report
- RICS Condition Report
This survey includes a more extensive inspection of the property condition and gives detailed information about the structure and fabric of the property. It includes a description of visible defects, potential problems caused by hidden flaws, an outline of repair options, advice for your legal advisors, details of serious risks and dangerous conditions.
Note: This does not include a valuations of the property!
RICS HomeBuyer Report
This report gives you more details information whilst buying a conventional property and provides a valuation. It includes a more extensive inspection of the property with guidance on defects that may affect the value of the property. Repairs and ongoing maintenance advice is also provided
RICS Condition Report
This report focusses purely on the condition of your property by giving ratings of the different parts of the building and flagging up any areas that need attention.
Note: This does not include a valuation of the property!