Choose this report if you’re buying or selling a conventional house, flat or bungalow built from common building materials and in reasonable condition. It focuses purely on the condition of the property by setting out the following:
clear ‘traffic light’ ratings of the condition of different parts of the building, services, garage and outbuildings, showing problems that require varying degrees of attention;
a summary of the risks to the condition of the building; and
other matters including guarantees, planning and building control issues for your legal advisers.
An RICS Condition Report does not include a valuation.
Choose this report if you would like more extensive information whilst buying or selling a conventional house, flat or bungalow, built from common building materials and in reasonable condition. It costs more than the Condition Report but includes:
all of the features in the Condition Report plus a more extensive inspection;
the surveyor’s professional opinion on the ‘Market Value’ of the property;
an insurance reinstatement figure for the property;
a list of problems that the surveyor considers may affect the value of the property;
advice on repairs and ongoing maintenance;
issues that need to be investigated to prevent serious damage or dangerous conditions;
legal issues that need to be addressed before completing your conveyancing; and
information on location, local environment and the recorded energy efficiency (where available).
For more details see full Description of the RICS Homebuyer Service.