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Homescore Report

(Where Available)

££

RICS HomeBuyer
Survey

£££

RICS Building
Survey

Describes the construction and condition of the property on the date of the inspection tick tick tick
Aims to identify and problems that need urgent attention or are serious tick tick tick
Aims to identify things that need to be investigated further to prevent serious damage tick tick tick
Gives a scoring system showing the severity of each area of damage that was checked tick

(1-10)

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(Green, Amber, Red)

Report is completed and sent digitally the same day as the survey was taken place tick
Includes the standard visual inspection during which secured panels, electrical fittings, inspection chamber covers and other similar features are not removed tick tick tick
Aims to enable you to budget for any repairs or restoration tick tick
Aims to advise you on the amount of ongoing maintenance required in the future tick tick
An enhanced service that includes all the features of the standard inspection plus a more extensive roof space and underground drainage inspection  tick tick tick
Provides a reinstatement cost to help you avoid under- or over-insurance tick
Provides market valuation tick
Aims to establish how the property is built, what materials are used and how these will perform in the future tick
Aims to describe visible defects, plus exposing potential problems posed by hidden defects tick
Aims to outline the repair options and give you a repair timeline, whilst explaining the consequences of not acting tick
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 tick
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All the surveys explained

Homescore Survey

£

The Homescore survey offers a simple and easy to understand 1-10 scoring system, highlighting up to 18 different areas of concern and overall general condition of the property in a jargon free format. This survey is similar to the homebuyer but easier to understand, quicker to receive and generally cheaper. However, it is not suitable for very old, in bad condition or if the property is made of uncommon Materials. Homescore is sent digitally within 24h of the inspection and is available nationwide.

RICS Homebuyer Report

££


A RICS HomeBuyer Survey is the survey likely to be recommended to most homebuyers. This is an extensive and detailed inspection to help you better judge the cost of future maintenance, repair and restoration works. This survey will list and advise on issues affecting the value of the property including: repairs and ongoing maintenance, legal problems, location, the local environment and energy efficiency. You will have the option of having a valuation with the survey. This is most suitable for conventional properties in a reasonable to good condition built in the last 150 years with traditional materials with no obvious defects.

RICS Building Survey

£££


Previously known as a ‘Full Structural Survey’, this is the most expensive and detailed survey and is essential for larger, older or unusual properties, as well as if you’re planning renovation works. Unlike with the other survey types, the surveyor will get into the attic and look between floors (if possible), as well as above ceilings to find any hidden issues.

The inspection will look at hidden structural defects and advises on repairs and maintenance. In some cases the surveyor is able to provide a valuation at an extra cost. It provides the most detailed comprehensive analysis of the structure and condition of the property out of all the surveys and is vital if you plan to significantly extend, alter or renovate the property.