Residential Surveys

Before you commit yourself legally, you can minismise the risks of house buying by asking a qualified, independent surveyor to carry out a survey on the property. If you are not sure which survey suits your needs we have provided a table below which you can use to identify which is right for you.

RICS HomeBuyers Report Building
Survey
Describes the contruction and condition of the property on the date of inspection.
Aims to identify any problems that need urgent attention or are serious.
Aims to identify things that need to be investigated further to prevent serious damage.
Aims to tell you about problems that may be dangerous.
Aims to show up potential issues and defects, before any transaction takes place.
Aims to help you decide whether you need extra advice before committing to purchase.
Aims to enable you to budget for any repairs or restoration.
Aims to advise you on the amount of ongoing maintenance required in the future.
Provides a reinstatement cost to help you avoid under or over insurance.
Provides market valuation.
Aims to establish how the property is built, what materials are used and how these will perform in the future.
Aims to describe visible defects, plus exposing potential problmes posed by hidden defects.
Aims to outline the repair options and give you a repair timeline, whilst explaining the consequences of not acting.

Here at Duxburys Surveyors, we are able to offer you a full range of survey and valuation services using our specialist knowledge and expertise.