Building Surveys

We specialise in delivering the highest level reports (RICS level 3), which a chartered building surveyor can only undertake.

Chartered Building Surveyors

Our Chartered Building Surveyors take a meticulous and highly detailed approach. We believe our customers should always be presented with complete information on a property or project. 


However, this process does not include a valuation; a mortgage lender usually provides this, and our building surveyors see this process as very beneficial to all of our clients. RICS supports our opinion as “essential for larger or older properties or if you are planning major works.”

RICS Building Survey

A chartered building surveyor typically produces 3 main types of RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) report:

Condition Report

A building surveyor will produce this report to identify a basic outline of areas needing work and attention.

Homebuyer's Report

The purpose of this report is for the building surveyor to provide in-depth detail and a valuation on the home.

Full Building Survey

A comprehensive report covering of all physical elements of the building.

Service Features

Features relating to the business include:

  • Construction and condition
  • Building Pathology (damp, movement, etc.) 
  • Urgent and/or dangerous issues
  • Options and solutions
  • Budgeting repairs and restoration
  • Maintenance
  • Materials usage and performance 
  • Hidden and visible defects
  • Timescales
  • Consequences of failing to act 
  • Areas of further investigation
  • Sourcing extra advice
  • Energy efficiency 

Additional Reference

Chartered building surveyors include additional reference to elements such as:

  • Building regulations compliance 
  • Statutory considerations
  • Legal 
  • Planning (conservation areas and listed buildings) 
  • Asbestos
  • Amenities
  • Transport links
  • Environmental issues 

Easy to Understand

At Prinsegate Chartered Surveyors, our reports and Party Wall agreements are explained in simple terms. Our Chartered Building surveyors provide you with several clear options, beneficial for a homebuyer interested in the condition of a property.

Our structural surveyors, who have practical knowledge from previous hands-on contracting, can provide you with a realistic cost estimate for works needed, which can help you negotiate the purchase price!

Our Professional Standards

Our surveying practice is widely recognised for its professionalism and we are members of the following regulatory bodies:

Get in Touch

If you are interested in speaking to Chartered Building Surveyor about a property or have general queries about the process then please get in touch.

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