In the third in a set of blog posts on different types of residential survey that we carry out and what they mean to our clients. These Blog Posts will cover the following type of Surveys
- RICS HomeBuyer Reports
- SAVA Home Condition Survey
- RICS Building Survey
- RICS Condition Survey
- Level 3 Building Survey
- Specific Defect Report
- Party Wall Condition Survey
- Snagging List
The RICS Building Survey is the most comprehensive report currently available from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) suite of building surveys, based around what was formally known as a Full Structural Survey and is now known as a Level 3 survey.
It is better and more in-depth than a homebuyers report, which is a level 2 survey and by far the most popular of the RICS Surveys.
The RICS Building Survey is well suited to unusual properties, older or non-standard construction properties were buildings which are away from the status quo. They are most typically commissioned for older properties whether listed or not and are valuable for understanding the common issued associated with their original methods of construction, as well as giving new owners advice on the best methods to preserve or maintain their condition and rectify problems before they become devastating to the property.
Where our traditional building stock has been modernised, altered or extended a RICS Building Survey will be able to investigate if these modern methods of construction are affecting the traditionally built building such as PVC or Cement, which in modern houses designed to be kept dry function surprisingly well but in older traditional stock designed to have breathability there inclusion can lead to all sorts of moisture retention and this can lead to rot or beetle infestation.
It is different than our other Full Building Survey as it still utilises the licenced RICS traffic light system
Home Heroes Limited are a Construction Consultancy based in Canterbury, Kent Specialising as Party Wall Surveyors, Building Surveyors Canterbury and Historic Building Consultants you can contact us by filling in the contact form, emailing [email protected] or calling 01227 806334
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