An economy service for purchasers, devised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, which involves a far more detailed inspection and report than a valuation.
The report is generally considered suitable for modern, traditional properties and will include comment on all visible sections of the property.
The survey will be carried out by a Chartered Building Surveyor spending approximately three to four hours at the property, concluding with a professional opinion on particular features of the property which affect its present value and future re-saleability.
The cost of this type of survey starts at £450* depending upon the size and location of the building.
This is a more detailed type of report, particularly suitable for individual properties, including large, extended or older buildings.
The report will provide full details of all visible elements of the building detailing aspects of disrepair and defect. Such defects are photographed and incorporated within the report.
The report can also include information relating to the approximate costs for immediate and likely future repairs.
The cost of this type of survey starts at £550* upwards, depending upon the size and complexity of the building.
*fees are subject to VAT