Choose this report if you’re buying or selling a conventional house, flat or bungalow built from common building materials and in reasonable condition. It focuses purely on the condition of the property by setting out the following:
- clear ‘traffic light’ ratings of the condition of different parts of the building, services, garage and outbuildings, showing problems that may require varying degrees of attention;
- a summary of the risks to the condition of the building; and
- advice on replacement parts guarantees, planning and control matters for your legal advisers.
An RICS Condition Report is straightforward and does not include a valuation, but your surveyor may be able to provide this as a separate extra service.
Ask your surveyor for a detailed ‘Description of the RICS Condition Report Service’ leaflet.
“We provide that second option and guidance to give you confidence in your purchase.”
|Survey Level 3 RICS Building Survey service||Survey Level 2 RICS Homebuyer Report (Survey & Valuation) service||Survey Level 2 RICS Homebuyer Report (Survey) service||Survey Level 1 RICS Condition Report service|
|Describes the construction and condition of the property on the date of the inspection.||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Aims to identify any problems that need urgent attention or are serious.||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Aims to identify things that need to be investigated further to prevent serious damage.||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Aims to tell you about problems that may be dangerous.||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Aims to show up potential issues and defects, before any transaction takes place.||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Aims to help you decide whether you need extra advice before committing to purchase||✔||✔||✔|
|Aims to enable you to budget for any repairs or restoration.||✔||✔||✔|
|Aims to advise you on the amount of ongoing maintenance required in the future.||✔||✔||✔|
|Provides a reinstatement cost to help you avoid under or over-insurance.||✔|
|Provides a market valuation.||✔|
|Aims to establish how the property is built, what materials are used and how these will perform in the future.||✔|
|Aims to describe visible defects, plus exposing potential problems posed by hidden defects.||✔|
|Aims to outline the repair options and give you a repair timeline, whilst explaining the consequences of not acting.||✔|
|Where practical and agreed, provides an estimate of costs for identified repairs.||✔|
|Provides specific comments on energy efficiency.||✔|