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FAQ

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There are two RICS home surveys: the HomeBuyer Report and the Building Survey.

The best property survey for your situation depends on the age and condition of the property, as well as what you have planned for it. The surveys vary in how much technical detail and advice they give you, and in how in-depth the survey inspection is.

We can’t give you an exact price until we have more details about your property. Our HomeBuyer Reports from £200 plus vat, and our building surveys from £500 plus vat. Send us details of your property using our Get a Quote form, or call us and we can give you an accurate cost for the survey.

Being registered with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) means that we’re fully committed to providing our clients with expert advice that is clear, accurate and in their best interests.

We are strictly regulated and have to follow the RICS rules of conduct and keep up-to-date with the latest developments in our industry. Also, when you use a registered chartered surveyor, you can take any serious complaints to the Ombudsman scheme.

Valuer Registration is the RICS quality assurance mechanism that monitors all registered RICS members who carry out ‘Red Book’ valuations and ensures consistent standards.

By appointing an RICS Registered Valuer, you can be confident that you are working with regulated and qualified professionals who:

adhere to the ‘Red Book’ valuation standards

are committed to openness and transparency

are experts in their field, delivering credible and high-quality reports.

Valuer Registration aims to ensure the quality of valuations, raise the credibility of valuers and provide clients with a clearly identifiable designation of international standards, quality and the consistent application of ‘Red Book’ standards.

There is a difference between the valuation that a mortgage lender requires, and a home survey. A mortgage valuation simply assures the mortgage lender that the market value of the house is not less than the amount they’re lending you. A valuation doesn’t include an assessment of the services or potential maintenance issues that could land a buyer with unexpected costs after they have bought a property. A homebuyer typically faces a £5,750 repair fill when they move into their new home.

There are two different levels of home survey to choose from. Before you decide, read Which property survey do I need?

No. We have been registered since the inception of the registered valuers scheme in 2013.

No, you don’t need a separate property valuation if you’re getting a HomeBuyer Report for the property. The HomeBuyer Report already includes a valuation and a reinstatement value (for insurance purposes).

We can usually complete your survey or valuation report within a week of you accepting our quote.

We will liaise with your estate agent or the property owner to get access to the property. All we need from you is your details.

Yes, as RICS registered chartered surveyors we have full PI insurance so you are in safe hands.