EDWARDSSURVEYORS CHARTEREDSURVEYORS
Regulated by RICS
Registered in England & Wales Company Number 05428868
RICS Building Surveys Why do you need a survey? English Law puts the responsibility on the purchaser to discover any faults with the property. There is no general obligation on behalf of the Vendor to point out defects. The general position is “caveat emptor” or buyer beware.
What is a Building Survey? Previously known as a full Structural Survey, a Building Survey is a wide-ranging inspection of a property. Occasionally, home buyers will use the former term, Structural Survey, to refer to a Building Survey. Regardless of which term you use, it is the most comprehensive of the surveys available for residential properties and will provide a detailed evaluation of a property’s condition. The Building Survey report will describe the condition of each element of the house and identify the property’s defects, their apparent cause, the urgency of repair, maintenance options and may also include an indication of the cost to repair. Although the most expensive survey, a Building Survey is the most comprehensive and detailed evaluation of a property’s condition and construction. Building Surveys are conducted by Chartered Surveyors. It is important to check that the surveyor you select is regulated by RICS, as they set the guidance for surveyors and this will ensure that the advice you are getting is independent. Building Surveys / Structural Surveys are suitable for all properties, but they are particularly appropriate for: Listed Buildings – a building that is on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest Older Properties – recommended for properties over 50 years old Buildings constructed in an unusual way, regardless of age Buildings that you intend to renovate or change Buildings that have already been renovated or significantly altered
How much does a survey cost? For a property worth around £200,000 a  Building Survey would be £550. Prices of surveys will vary depending on the size and value of the property, along with location. In addition to the main house surveys, your Mortgage provider may request a Valuation report, these tend to cost from £250 depending on the property size and location.   Survey          Cost from    Valuation Report £250 - £600 HomeBuyer Report £450 - £1000 Building/ Structural Survey £550 - £1300
Building Survey
Edwards Surveyors Ltd
EDWARDSSURVEYORS
RICS Building Surveys Why do you need a survey? English Law puts the responsibility on the purchaser to discover any faults with the property. There is no general obligation on behalf of the Vendor to point out defects. The general position is “caveat emptor” or buyer beware.