Residential Condition Surveys

The first decision that the purchaser of a residential property needs to make is which type to have undertaken.

The age, character, method of construction, quality of maintenance undertaken and whether there have been any alterations undertaken best determine this choice.

We are an RICS Regulated practice, who choose not to undertake either the:-

RICS Home Condition Report

This describes the condition of the property, identifies any risks and potential legal issues and highlights any urgent defects. It uses simple ‘traffic light’ ratings to clearly identify the condition of the key elements of the property. Typically, the lowest priced of the surveys, it is aimed at conventional properties and newer homes.


RICS HomeBuyer Report (Survey and Valuation).

This 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

Our Condition Survey

We provide a detailed summary of the condition of the property and highlight any areas of specific concern (internally and externally) that we note for both yourself and your Legal Adviser.

We include an extensive photographic schedule depicting the specific points highlighted within the report.

During the course of our inspection we will consider the condition of the:


  • Access
  • Boundaries
  • Services
  • Roof
  • Soffits
  • Fascias
  • Gutters and downpipes
  • Brickwork and pointing
  • Doors & Windows
  • Services*


  • Roof Void
  • Ceilings
  • Walls
  • Floors
  • Woodwork
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom(s)
  • The soffits
  • Services*

*Whilst we provide comment on what we see, we do caveat on the need for current certification from the appropriately qualified specialist in respect of these items.

The nature of our report and the addressing of any specific concerns can be discussed and agreed with the Surveyor as part of agreeing the Instructions (and documented in the ‘Letter of Instruction’) accordingly.

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