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RICS Tech Affiliate LogoThe RICS Building Survey, often referred to as a 'Full Survey' or 'Structural Survey', is the most comprehensive of the 'standard' home surveys. It's most appropriate for older or unusual properties, or ones that have either been significantly modified in the past, or that you intend to modify.

A Building Survey is less standardised, and is often tailored to suit the specifics of the property and its locality. When choosing your surveyor we recommend discussing your requirements to make sure the report covers any particular aspects you may have concerns about. Most surveyors will be able to provide you with a sample report so you can check the normal scope of  their reports. 

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Very happy with quality of report and queries answered same day. Compared with other estimates I got for Building Survey the cost was substantially cheaper.

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We were told by our agent that surveys were not being undertaken or delayed so we contacted Local Building Surveyors and we had 3 quick responses. We asked all companies for examples and GNP surveys came back within minutes with very detailed RICS reports and a large photograph record. They undertook the survey in 2 days and we had the report 2 days afterwards. The detail and help we received was excellent and we were able to chat through the report with the surveyor who is so transparent and so knowledgeable on defects and how to remedy them. Very happy especially as we thought we would not get a surveyor before Xmas. Thankyou Max

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Joseph mcgeehan answered very promptly carried out survey 3 days later couldn't have been better.

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Found the system for locating a chartered surveyor very helpful and efficient I was offered 2 surveyors, and both followed up the same day with a quote and further in-depth details of the services they offer. I would recommend the service to others especially as all the surveyors are professionally trained and operate within the RICS parameters.

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I strongly recommend Balckstone. The survey was comprehensive and ready to use for our builder quotation. On top of that, our surveyor was a true passionate about the Victorian building and gave us great recommandation to renovate the house. Really appreciated it.

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I asked for a review of local surveyors and got two returns, one of which I have engaged.

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What is the RICS?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is the organisation responsible for the training and regulation of Chartered Surveyors. To be listed on Local Building Surveyors, surveyors must be either a RICS Member (MRICS/FRICS) or a Firm Regulated by the RICS, so you can be assured that your survey will be carried out by a fully qualified regulated professional.

Find out more about the RICS

What Survey Do I Need?

What type of survey do I need?

If you are looking for something more than a simple property valuation (highly recommended if you are buying a new property), there are two common "standard" types of survey.  Check out the links below to find out more:

RICS HomeBuyer survey

Building Survey (Structural Survey)


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