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What's the cost of a home survey?

The cost of a home survey is affected by several factors: the size of the property, the complexity of construction, the age and value of the property, and of course the level of detail required for a particular type of survey.

Like most professionals, surveyors charge for their time, so the larger or more complicated the property, the more time is required for conducting the survey and completing their report.

Some survey types, such as the RICS Condition Survey, or the RICS HomeBuyer Report, are limited in scope, and have a standardised format, so are consequently the cheapest to carry out, usually ranging between £300-£700 for a "typical" home of standardised construction.

If you have an older property, or one of non-standard construction, or if you have concerns about any particular aspect of the property, a HomeBuyer survey may not be sufficient, and a more detailed report - a full Building Survey, also commonly referred to as a Structural Survey, may be your better option.

Although there is a standard RICS Building survey format, many surveyors prefer to use their own more customised format for a Building Survey, which generally expands on the basic survey and will include any special features you request.

Building surveys usually range from between £400-£1500 depending upon property size. It's important to note that a Building Survey doesn't include a valuation as standard, so if you need a valuation with your survey you will need to ask, and there will usually be an additional fee required.

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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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