When should I choose a RICS Condition Report?

You should choose a RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Condition Report if you’re buying a modern (within the last 10 years) house, flat or bungalow, which is built from common building materials and is in good condition. You should also choose this if you want more information than is provided by a Valuation Report.


What does it include?

Condition ReportYou’ll get an inspection of the property and a report based on that inspection. The survey will always be carried out by a qualified RICS surveyor. It will tell you about:

  • The construction and condition of the property
  • Any defects that need urgent attention or are serious
  • Things that need further investigation to prevent serious damage to the fabric of the building
  • Defects or issues that may be a danger to safety
  • Other matters that your conveyancer may need to know, including guarantees, planning and building control issues.

The report

The report is in a standard format and uses a clear ‘traffic light’ ratings system:

Condition Rating

Please note that a RICS Condition Report does not include a valuation, but we are able to provide this as an extra service

Download RICS Home Survey Information Sheet

Download Flooding and Property Values

Download RICS Home Surveys Guide

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