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A Condition ReportA Snagging ListRICS HomeBuyer ReportBuilding Survey

What is a Condition Report?

A Condition Report is designed to look at either a specific condition issue such as damp or any other defect that you may be concerned about and includes an inspection, a brief report with advice on remedial work.

Condition Reports cost from £150, 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 properties including bungalows and flats.

A HomeBuyer Report is not suitable for listed properties, which would need a Building Survey.

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is offered in two formats: as a HomeBuyer Report (Survey only) or as a HomeBuyer Report (Survey and Valuation). This allows you to decide whether you want a valuation included. Many buyers don’t want or need a valuation and buyers using a mortgage will have a lenders mortgage valuation done anyway, so the HomeBuyer without the valuation is available at a lower price.

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 un-modernised 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 £550, please contact us for a personalised quote.