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RICS Building Survey

Romans Chartered Surveyors have been undertaking surveys for clients since 1991, to ensure clients are fully aware of the condition of a property prior to purchase.

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What is a Building Survey?

The RICS Building Survey gives you a comprehensive structural report tailored to suit your property, highlighting defects, repairs and maintenance options. This type of survey is essential for larger or older properties, or if you’re planning major works.

In essence, a RICS Building Survey:

  • 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 problems posed by hidden defects
      • Aims to outline the repair options and give you a repair timeline, while explaining the consequences of not acting
          • Provides specific comments on energy efficiency
            • Describes the construction and condition of the property on the date of the inspection
              • Aims to identify any problems that need urgent attention or are serious
                • Aims to identify things that need to be investigated to prevent further 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 your purchase
                          • Allows you to budget for any repairs or restoration
                              • Provides advice on the amount of ongoing maintenance required in the future
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David Perry

David Perry, FRICS Building Surveyor

David joined Romans Surveyors in 2012 following a long career in his own small practice where he undertook a variety of professional work including residential and commercial property valuation, pre-purchase surveys on residential and commercial/industrial property and expert witness work in litigation matters.

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What properties need a Building Survey?

Building Surveys are suited to older properties, or properties which have undergone major extension or alteration. We also advise you to proceed with a Building Survey if you plan on undertaking a large building project.

We also provide HomeBuyer Surveys and valuations, if more appropriate.

  • A thorough inspection and detailed report on a wider range of issues
  • An outline of repair options and the likely consequences of inactivity
  • Advice for your legal advisers
  • Details of serious risks and dangerous conditions.

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