Rics building survey

A good option if you’re buying a property that's over 50 years old or in a poor condition. Also worthwhile if you’re planning to do significant work or have major concerns about a property. Usually only undertaken on houses, not flats.

What does it include?

  • The most thorough survey you can get
  • Provides a comprehensive analysis of the structure and condition of the property
  • Lists defects and advises on repairs and maintenance
  • The surveyor will be ‘hands on’ and will do things such as check the attic and look under floorboards
  • You can ask for the report to include projected costs and timings for any repair work 
  • Depending on the size of the property it may take a day to complete