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DWH Surveyors Comparison Table

Condition report RICS HomeBuyers Report Building Survey
Describes the construction and condition of the property on the date of the inspection X X X
Aims to identify any problems that need urgent attention or are serious X X X
Aims to identify things that need to be investigated further to prevent serious damage X X X
Aims to tell you about problems that may be dangerous X X X
Aims to show up potential issues and defects, before any transaction takes place X X X
Includes the standard visual inspection during which secured panels, electrical fittings, inspection chamber covers and other similar features are not removed X X X
Aims to help you decide whether you need extra advice before committing to purchase X X
Aims to enable you to budget for any repairs or restoration X X
Aims to advise you on the amount of ongoing maintenance required in the future X X
An enhanced service that includes all the features of the standard inspection plus a more extensive roof space and underground drainage inspection X X
Provides a reinstatement cost to help you avoid under- or over- insurance X
Provides market valuation X
Aims to establish how the property is built, what materials are used and how these will perform in the future X
Aims to describe visible defects, plus exposing potential problems posed by hidden defects X
Aims to outline the repair options and give you a repair timeline, whilst explaining the consequences of not acting X
A longer and more detailed visual inspection of a wider range of issues including a more thorough consideration of the roof space, grounds, floors and services X