The most comprehensive of the general surveys that covers more aspects and components of the building. This service is suitable for all building types, age and condition.
For most defects the report will offer advice so that you can approach a builder or supplier of a service to give you a fairly accurate price for repair or replacement.
The RICS Building Survey is the premium product in the RICS Home Survey range. Clients who want a clear, impartial and detailed assessment of any type of property will choose it, and their expectations will be higher than that for the RICS HomeBuyer and Condition Reports. To meet this, it is essential that the RICS Building Survey Service:
A “Traffic light code” will be attached to each section; red light for “Beware” and a green light for satisfactory.
Where a red light is highlighted simple and straightforward advice will be given, it might mean a further report will be required (for example from a specialist company) so that you can obtain a realistic estimate to repair or replace that part of the building.
Note: Electric, gas, oil, water and drainage services are only visually inspected and the relevant qualified specialists should be employed.
You can also download RICS online resources shown below: