Building Surveys

Chartered Surveyors and RICS Registered Valuers
London and the Home Counties

Residential Building Surveys

Our Building Surveys to RICS Level 3 standard are the most comprehensive available for residential properties. The report is entirely bespoke and tailored to the property being inspected. It will provide a valuable and detailed appraisal of a property’s condition.

An RCSV Building Survey is much more comprehensive than a HomeBuyer Report. It gives an in-depth assessment of the condition of a property to helping potential buyers or current owners understand its structural integrity, defects, and overall state.

Especially recommended for:

Older properties (pre-1960);

Properties with unique features;

Listed Buildings / Properties in conservation areas;

Concerns over Structural issues;

Investigating Suspected Damp;

Properties that have undergone significant renovations such as Kitchen, Basement or Loft extensions;

Planned renovations after purchase.

The survey provides a comprehensive overview of the property’s condition, identifying both visible and hidden issues.

Detailed Inspection:

The surveyor conducting a Residential Building Survey will thoroughly inspect the property’s interior, exterior, and structural elements over several hours. This includes:

  • Structural assessment: Evaluating the overall structural integrity of the building, including the foundation, walls, floors, roof, and other load-bearing elements.
  • Defect identification: Identifying any defects, damages, or potential issues within the property, such as subsidence, dampness, rot, cracks, and more.
  • Detailed analysis: An in-depth report on the house or flat’s condition, including colour photographs throughout, and descriptions of areas of concern.
  • Technical information: Offering technical details about the construction, materials used, and potential areas of weakness.
  • Recommendations: Suggesting necessary repairs, maintenance, and potential improvements to address identified issues.
  • Legal considerations: Highlighting any legal or regulatory concerns related to the property.

A Residential Building Survey is particularly valuable for buyers looking to make informed decisions about purchasing a property, as it can uncover potential hidden problems that might not be visible during a casual viewing. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the property’s condition, which can be used to negotiate the purchase price, request repairs from the seller, or decide if the property is worth investing in.

Given the comprehensive nature of the survey, a thorough inspection will take more time and will remain a valuable investment before and after purchase. Expensive properties often hide complex issues, so Residential Building Survey will offer peace of mind. It can save significant costs in the long run by identifying issues before they become major problems.

Our clients include investment / pension funds / trusts, private equity, property companies, asset managers and private individuals.

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1 Ellis Street Knightsbridge
London SW1X 9AL
and at
Tooting Works London SW17 9SH
020 7112 7522

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    020 7112 7522
    C016 Tooting Works, London SW17 9SH
    020 8516 7795

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