RICS Surveys

A house purchase is one of the most expensive and important financial decisions you will make. This makes it essential to ensure that the condition of the property is known before entering into a contract. Being alerted to previously undisclosed issues can give you the knowledge to negotiate a fair price for the property.

At Morris Marshall & Poole, our surveying team are fully qualified RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) members. As Chartered Surveyors, they can carry out a RICS Home Survey comprising an in depth visual inspection of the property. Their report provides an expert account of the property’s condition and highlights any problems in a clear and easy to understand ‘traffic light’ ratings.

Set over three levels, buyers or homeowners can clearly identify exactly which survey they require to inspect a property be it a top level inspection, an independent valuation or a more thorough and in depth inspection of the building, its’ services and grounds.

The four types of home survey report available are:

RICS Home Survey Level 1

Using a simple “traffic light” rating focusing on the condition of the property by rating the different parts of the building and flagging up any areas that need attention, identifies any risks and potential legal issues and highlights any urgent defects.

RICS Home Survey Level 2 (Survey)

This is the most suitable for conventional residential properties which are in reasonable condition. The report gives the client more detailed information on the condition, which includes advice about repairs or any ongoing maintenance issues.

RICS Home Survey Level 2 (Survey and Valuation)

The surveyor will complete the survey as above, however they will also include the surveyor’s professional opinion on the market value of the property.

RICS Home Survey Level 3

Essential for larger or older properties or if you are planning major works. This most comprehensive report provides the client with an in depth analysis of the property’s condition and includes advice on defects, repairs and maintenance options.

We can provide detailed reports from our offices in Shropshire and Ceredigion across the Marches, North Shropshire and across Mid Wales to the coast.

For more information contact your nearest Morris Marshall & Poole branch.

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