Buying a House
Buying A House is for most people the Biggest Financial Commitment in their lives yet many of us depend solely on a Simple Mortgage Valuation Report when spending Tens of Thousands of pounds in purchasing a property.
The Consumers Association Which Magazine and the Council of Mortgage Lenders supported by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors have stated that
“It is advisable and prudent to arrange a seperate survey to be carried out by your own surveyor.”
A home is the most expensive purchase most people ever make. As an owner you will benefit from expert advice on the condition of your property – whether you plan to live in it, rent it out or sell it.
In an RICS Home Survey an RICS member conducts an in-depth visual inspection of the property. Their report provides an expert account of the property’s condition and highlights any problems in clear and easy to understand ‘traffic light’ ratings.
Different homes require different types of survey. This video and the information below explains which survey we recommend for each property type. However, you should always discuss your requirements with your surveyor who will be able to advise you further.
Survey level one: RICS Condition Report
Shows the condition of the property, offers guidance to legal advisors and highlights any urgent defects. Typically the lowest priced of the surveys, it is aimed at conventional properties and newer homes.
Survey level two: RICS HomeBuyer Report
Includes all the features of the RICS Condition Report, plus a market valuation and insurance rebuild costs. It also includes advice on defects that may affect the value of the property with repairs, and ongoing maintenance advice.
Survey level three: RICS Building Survey
Essential for larger or older properties, or if you’re planning major works. The most comprehensive report provides you with an in-depth analysis of the property’s condition and includes advice on defects, repairs and maintenance options.
Why Choose Robin Jones Surveys
Our Chartered Surveyor, Max Jones, BSc; FRICS; FNAEA has been carrying out surveys and valuations in the Coventry & Warwickshire area for in excess of 30 years and you can now have the benefit of his experience and knowledge to help you arrive at a more informed decision when you are purchasing your most important asset – Your New Home.fial asset – Your New Home.set – Your New