RICS Home Surveys
Buyers ask us to undertake an RICS Home Survey before they make an offer or complete on their purchase in order to understand the integrity of the structure and potential repair or improvement costs.
This page sets out the three levels of Home Survey that J Browne Surveys provides in compliance with RICS regulations.
RICS Surveys adhere to a set criteria and no deviation is allowed by the terms of the licensing agreement with the RICS. This is to maintain a clear distinction between the various types of RICS Surveys and for legal and liability reasons.
The RICS charges for the RICS Home Surveys Copyright Licence Scheme which permits members of RICS to reproduce specified RICS Home Surveys Reports.
To read more detailed information on the descriptions of the survey levels please click on the links below.
RICS Home Buyer Survey Fees
Costs and fees for building surveys can vary considerably for different types of property survey. The main things to consider are the age, type, size, location and price of the property, as well as the level of detail that you, the buyer or owner, is looking for.
We always give quotes based on individual circumstances. We would always advise you to request a quote by phone or email so we can tailor our building surveyor services to your requirements and timescales.
Any fees quoted do not only cover the actual time taken to undertake the survey. It reflects the time required for each level of service along with the cost of the RICS charges for the RICS Home Surveys Copyright Licence Scheme. It will take account of travelling time, pre-inspection research and client liaison, liability cap, inspection time, preparation and packaging of the report, report dispatch, post-inspection client discussions and the supporting administrative processes.
Please be aware that a property that is fully carpeted and furnished and has its roof space deeply insulated will restrict the completeness of an inspection at any level.