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RICS Residential Surveys and Reports

We offer a variety of pre-purchase RICS residential surveys and reports in Lancaster and other towns in North Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Different levels of the pre-purchase survey are available, suiting the needs of the purchaser and considering the property type and condition. We offer further guidance and advice following issuing of the report to all clients, ensuring that purchasers are able to move forward with confidence. It is our aim to help people take an informed step closer towards their dream home!

Our team have successfully conducted numerous building surveys in Lancaster, Morecambe, Preston, Blackpool, Fylde Coast, Carnforth, Kendal, Windermere, and surrounding towns. So if you need a surveyor with local knowledge and expertise, get in touch with us!

RICS Home Survey Level 1

RICS Home Condition report is ideal for you if:
  1. You are purchasing a conventional house, flat or bungalow
  2. The property is built from common building materials
  3. The building appears to be in good condition

The report focuses purely on the condition of the property and provides clear ‘traffic light’ ratings on the condition of different parts of the building, services, garage, and outbuildings. It will identify problems that require varying degrees of attention, concluding with a summary of the risks to the condition of the building, and other matters including guarantees, planning, and building control issues for your legal advisers.

Conventional Homes and Flats
Home Condition Report is ideal for apartments and other conventional homes
Traditional House
Most popular Survey Choice for Homebuyers

RICS Home Survey Level 2

RICS Homebuyer Report is ideal for you if:
  1. You would like more extensive information when purchasing a conventional home
  2. Your new home is made from common building materials
  3. The building appears to be in good condition
All of the features in the Home Condition Report are included, plus a more extensive inspection and the following:
  • The Surveyor’s professional opinion on the ‘Market Value’ of the property (optional)
  • An insurance reinstatement figure for the property 
  • A list of problems that the surveyor considers may affect the value of the property
  • Advice on repairs and ongoing maintenance, and further investigations required prior to purchase
  • Information on location, local environment, and the recorded energy efficiency (where available)

RICS Home Survey Level 3

Formally known as Full Structural Survey 

An RICS Building Survey is ideal for you if:
  1. You are purchasing a very old or dilapidated property
  2. The building is unusual or of non-traditional construction
  3. The building has been significantly altered
The following elements are included as part of the survey:
  • A very thorough inspection, and a detailed report on the construction and a wider range of issues
  • A description of visible defects and potential problems caused by hidden flaws, the cause of defects, remedial works required, and the consequence of not acting
  • Advice for your legal advisers and details of serious risks and dangerous conditions.
Please note: this does not include a valuation. Estimated costs of repairs may also be included as an extra service.
old unique property requires full structural survey
Full Structural Survey is Ideal for Old, Unique, Dilapidated or Altered homes

Our building surveyors are based in Lancaster and are available to visit your property within a few days of your enquiry. 

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