(Our building surveys incorporate structural commentary, dampness investigations, high-level inspections as standard and CCTV drainage inspections by a NADC specialist at a small additional cost).
Independent RICS Building Surveys
We have 5 locally based RICS surveyors and 5 RICS graduate assistants
Michael Holden is the technical author of the National RICS Practice Note on Residential Building Surveys and was a member of the RICS product development group for residential surveys. We integrate (where necessary) high level inspections, damp and timber inspections and CCTV inspections of drains within our building surveys, these often reveal very useful and detailed information.
If you want to discuss matters relating to the type of survey you may need we will discuss with you initial guidance on the different types of survey available, completely without obligation. We have 30 + years proven experience in Lancashire and Cumbria providing RICS valuations and surveys for all manner of residential and commercial property.
It is OK to call in to our offices or to discuss the scope, extent and suitability of reports, how much they will cost, what is involved and the time frame for inspection and report delivery, your plans for the property and your concerns. This helps clarify the level of work and input your surveyor will be placing on the commission for you. We can also discuss matters relating to defects, the reasoning why further investigations may be needed, preparation of plans and specifications, research and the co ordination and selection of contractors if required.
The RICS Building Survey is a detailed report on the condition of a property and is the flagship product of the RICS and is delivered in two formats:
The more recent residential Practice Note takes the form of a traffic light system which is consistent with the other RICS products such as the Condition and Homebuyer Reports. It is convenient and well laid out for the client to interpret. Surveyors undertaking practice note versions of the building survey must follow the strict framework dictated by the RICS.
The Guidance Note on the other hand is bespoke and is normally produced in a word document with schedule of photographs. Additional input by way of valuation, cost estimates for repairs, design work, briefing documentation, environmental reports, radon gas reports etc can be provided.