Residential Survey & Valuation

Essential survey and valuation advice for the domestic sector.

Our highly qualified and experienced surveyors provide a range of services to assist private clients purchasing their own homes from cottage to mansion, as well as investors and landlords acquiring for income.

This may be the largest and single most expensive purchase most of us will ever make. Professional advice can be invaluable in reaching the right decision.

In conjunction with our building consultancy team, the residential department can also provide additional architectural services including plans and project management for new builds or extensions.

Our main survey services include:

RICS Condition Report – A concise, descriptive report suitable for smaller and newer properties. It clearly colour codes property defects which may need attention. It also acts as a valuable MOT for home owners looking to assess the condition of their property.

This service includes:

  • A concise description of the condition of each element of the property
  • Colour-coded condition ratings
  • Summary of condition ratings and defects of the property.

This service excludes:

  • A market valuation
  • Reinstatement cost
  • Diagnosis of defects, or any additional advice on repairs and maintenance.

RICS Homebuyer Report - The most popular report for buyers. An economic but detailed report which is suitable for the majority of residential properties, it clearly presents all findings in an easy to read format.

This service includes:

  • Description of the condition of each element of the property
  • Colour-coded condition ratings
  • Comment on defects, and additional advice on repairs and maintenance
  • An overall opinion and summary of condition ratings

It currently includes a market valuation and a reinstatement cost; these will shortly be removed from the standard HBR service but available as an additional service.

This service excludes:

  • Cost estimates for repairs
  • Any detailed description of the construction of the building or detailed advice on specific defects.

RICS Building Survey - A comprehensive, tailored report, including a survey of visible and potential problems of the structure and other components of the building and grounds. This report is designed for large, older or unique properties, and for those in an obvious state of disrepair.

This service includes:

  • Diagnosis of defects, and detailed advice on repairs and maintenance
  • A full description of the condition and construction of each element of the property
  • Section on energy efficiency
  • Colour-coded condition ratings
  • An overall assessment, including an overall opinion and a summary of condition ratings, repairs and suggested further investigations.

This service excludes:

  • A market valuation or reinstatement cost.

Valuations – We provide reports for a full range of purposes including for purchase mortgage/loan security, inheritance and family matters, Charities Act, taxation and accountancy, development appraisals and as experts, often for the Court .

We act for a large range of clients including; banks and building societies, other major lenders, insurance companies, charities, housing associations, trustees, private individuals and developers/investors.

All of our valuations are carried out by RICS Registered Valuers. 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.

Further guidance from the RICS can be found on our resources page.


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