RICS Full Building Surveys
Whether you need a mortgage or you are a cash buyer, you will want to make sure that the property you buy will not give you any nasty surprises. You cannot rely on a mortgage report to give you a detailed picture of the condition of your property.
Both the Council of Mortgage Lenders and the Consumers’ Association recommend that you obtain an independent survey by a chartered surveyor. You have the choice of these types of reports, all available from Winfields.

RICS Building Survey

The structural survey

Choose the Building Survey (formally called a structural survey) if you’re dealing with a large, older or run-down property, a building that is unusual or altered, or if you’re planning major works.

It costs more than the other RICS reports because it gives detailed information about the structure and fabric of the property.

The RICS Building Survey uses the same traffic light ratings as the Condition and HomeBuyer Reports. It also includes;

Bristol

Henleaze Business Centre,
13 Harbury Road, Henleaze,
Bristol BS9 4PN
Tel: 01172 872199

Exeter

Alphinbrook Court,
Exeter
EX2 8QR
Tel: 01392 984364

Taunton

Bridge House,
7 Bridge Street
Taunton TA1 1TG
Tel: 01823 765057

Plymouth

24-26 George Place
Plymouth
PL1 3NY
Tel: 01752 936567

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