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What is a Condition Report?
(Also referred to as Condition Survey Report)
This is the most basic type of survey available. It includes brief written comment on the condition of the property, inside and out. It is the most simple home survey but may be all you need and will cost less than the other surveys.
Condition Reports cost from £200, please contact us for a personalised quote.
What is a Snagging List?
A Condition Report can also be provided in the form of a Snagging List for new build properties only, providing you with a list of minor repairs or items requiring attention, so that you can arrange final repairs with the builder or the developer prior to completion.
DWH Surveyors Snagging Lists start from £200, please contact us for a personalised quote.
What is a RICS HomeBuyer Report?
(Also known as a home buyers survey)
This is a mid-range survey presented in a standard format designed by the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) to be concise and easy to refer to. The RICS HomeBuyer Report involves a thorough inspection of the property, followed with a concise, jargon free report with standard headings and colour coded condition ratings.
The report is designed to comment on the current condition of the property, highlight any significant issues and advise on the urgency of any repairs or maintenance needed. This type of survey has been specifically designed for conventionally built and relatively modern (1930’s onwards) properties including bungalows and flats.
A HomeBuyer Report is not suitable for listed or older properties which would need a Building Survey.
The RICS HomeBuyer Report has recently been updated and is now offered in two formats:
- HomeBuyer Report (Survey)
- HomeBuyer Report (Survey & Valuation)
The latter report including the Valuation has the added benefit of a re-build cost estimate, which you may need for your buildings insurance quotes.
Costs for a RICS HomeBuyers Report start from £300 for a flat and £325 for a house, please contact us for a personalised quote.
What is a Building Survey?
(Also known as a building survey report and previously called a full structural survey)
It is the most comprehensive survey offered and includes a thorough external and internal inspection of all accessible parts of the property and a detailed report on the construction and condition of the property.
The report will highlight any areas of concern, advising on repairs that are needed and timescales for dealing with any maintenance issues or defects.
A Building Survey can be undertaken on all residential properties, but is particularly suited to period, listed or pre 1930’s properties, or where significant alterations have been carried out. It will also be appropriate if you have specific concerns about the condition of a property.
A Market Valuation and a re-build cost estimate are not included in a Building Survey, but for a small additional fee, these can be added to the report.
The cost of a Building Survey starts from £600, please contact us for a personalised quote.