Aren't all Surveys the Same?
Contrary to popular belief not all reports are applicable to all property types. Even what you intend to do to the property after you buy it can have a bearing on which of the RICS reports you’ll need.
Ultimately there isn’t a simple guide that starts categorically that ‘this type of property needs this type of report’ as it will typically come down to the experience of your chosen surveyor.
Thankfully it’s easy to tap into your surveyors experience. Simply give us a call or request a call back and a surveyor will speak to you one to one.
Simply tell us the address of the property you’re considering and thanks to the internet we’ll normally be able to look at on street view or via the agents website to get a better idea of construction type and age etc.
We’ll also ask you a few questions about your intentions regarding the property such as whether you intend to carry out minor or major alterations or extensions etc.
All this information should allow us to advise you on the best type of RICS report given your unique position and property you’re considering.
This advise ifs free and you’re under no obligation to book a survey with us.
Below I’ve have prepared a rough guide which will help you get an initial idea of which report may be most suitable for your situation. Although we would always advise you to discuss the options with us prior to making your final decision.