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Survey Comparison Chart

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The following chart should help you decide which survey meets your requirements, if you have any questions please contact us  or use the form below.

Survey Comparison Chart
  Mortgage Valuation RICS Condition Report RICS Homebuyer Report Building Survey

Completed by a Chartered Surveyor


Suitable for your lender? Is the property suitable security?


Written for the buyer


Describes the construction 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 hazardous.


Aims to show up potential issues and defects before any transaction takes place.


Includes the standard visual inspection during which secured panels, electrical fittings, inspection chamber covers and other similar features are not removed.





Aims to help you decide whether you need extra advice before committing to purchase.


Aims to help you prepare a budget for any repairs or restoration.


Aims to advise you on the amount of ongoing maintenance required in the future.


An enhanced service that includes all the features of the standard inspection plus a more extensive roof space and underground drainage inspection.




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 problems posed by hidden defects.


Aims to outline the repair options and give you a repair timeline, whilst explaining the consequences of not acting.



A longer and more detailed visual inspection of a wider range of issues including a more thorough consideration of the roof space, grounds, floors and services.



Suitable for any property


Suitable for properties built after 1900 and is standard construction


Suitable for older or run-down property, a building that is unusual or altered, of if you are planning major works.







Speak to the surveyor after the inspection


Speak to the surveyor before and after the inspection


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Important Notice** The Survey Centre is a trading name of Gloucester Survey Centre Ltd, which is a sister company to The Property Centre Ltd. To avoid a conflict of interest, we are unable to undertake valuation or survey reports on properties currently for sale or sold by The Property Centre Estate Agency offices.