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Setting and Editing Prices

Site users are provided with comparitive quotes for "standardised" services such as the RICS Condition Report, RICS HomeBuyer, Building (Structural) Survey, and Valuation Surveys.

All other services are unpriced, and users when searching are simply provided with surveyor contact details.

Priced Services - Setting and Editing Prices

The site is pre-loaded with a default sample price matrix for each of the priced services.

This is split into two age bands (Pre 1940 and Post 1940) to differentiate between older houses, and those built post-war where new builds became more standardised.

The matrix is defined by size (bedrooms) and value. This provides scope for prices to be set either by size or value, providing flexibility for you to set prices based either on size or value, or a mix of both (the default).

Default Pricing

The default pricing for each service is based on the average price for the survey type offered on our site, including VAT. You may wish to continue with the default pricing (many surveyors are happy to start that way), or you are entirely free to set your own prices to suit your own practice or local market requirements.

For your convenience, and to get you started with the minimum of fuss, when you add a new service to an office the default price matrix for that service is loaded. But to prevent all surveyors that opt to stay with the default pricing showing the same price, a touch of "fuzzy logic" is applied to introduce some variation to each price in the matrix, both up and down.

Therefore your default prices will be slightly different to other surveyors offering the same service, so we do recommend reviewing the price matrix for your services to ensure they meet your needs.

To edit existing prices

Simply click on the individual prices in the matrix to select and change it. Use the 'Tab' key to step through each price. Once you have completed your changes, click "Save Prices" to save the updated matrix. There is no need to save after modifying each individual price.

NOTE: All prices must include VAT if applicable

It is important that the fees you offer on the site reflect your real pricing. One of the most common complaints we receive is surveyors not prepared to honour quoted fees. Although we accept that there may be some properties that do not fit the 'conventional construction' criteria, which may need to be priced differently, systematic underpricing on the site may result in account suspension.

Reset to default prices

You have the ability to reload the default prices for a service from the system defaults, or from another of your offices that offers the same service.

To reset prices to the system default prices for the current survey type, or to load a pricing matrix from another office which already offers the same service, select the relevant option from the "Load pricing from" dropdown, and click Load Prices to reload the price matrix.

Warning: If you attempt to load pricing from your currently selected office/service back into itself, the matrix will be deleted. To correct this, you should reload the website default and then reset your prices to suit.

Unpriced Services

There is no need to set pricing for unpriced services. Unpriced services by definition have no default pricing, so clicking on the Change Pricing link will simply display a notification that you cannot add pricing.

 

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What is the RICS?

RICS - London

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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