Homeowners Health Check / RICS Condition Report

Why homeowners should have this report:

Typically, when a buyer purchases a home it is common for them to have a RICS Homebuyer report which highlights issues and concerns with regards to the fabric of the property and any legal concerns using traffic light ratings.

From our experience we regularly see renegotiations on property prices due to these issues/concerns coming up retrospectively after an agreed sale price, which can lose you thousands of pounds.

This report will give you a matter of fact assessment of the condition of the property by rating various areas of the building and flagging up areas that need attention.  The report will identify significant defects, readily apparent potential hazards and essential repairs and aims to reassure the client of such areas of concern using a ‘traffic light’ condition rating system.

What it offers:

The opportunity to be transparent with issues of your property and allowing your estate agent to state that these matters have been taken into consideration on the marketing value of your property. This therefore reduces the chances of renegotiation on price or the sale falling through.

The main objectives of a RICS Condition Report is to investigate and highlight potential concerns with:

  • The structural condition of a property
  • Areas of movement
  • Dampness
  • Drainage (where accessible)
  • Rainwater pipes and gutters
  • Timber defects
  • Insulation
  • Condensation
  • Roof structure
  • Windows and doors
  • External walls
  • Services (electricity, gas, drainage, water, heating)
  • Party walls
  • Mundic
  • Japanese Knotweed and other invasive species
  • Radon Gas
  • Environmental issues
  • Health and Safety

By doing so this will enable us to identify:

  • Areas of concern that should be investigated appropriately prior to sale.
  • Any issues that may impact present value or future saleability.
  • Any major works/expenditure that may be forthcoming
  • If your home is habitable and safe

As a firm we take pride in the fact we will take the time to meet with you or discuss over the phone the report and guide you in the right direction.

We offer a unique post survey care review of your report and can talk through the highlighted concerns and issues that arise with you and third parties if needed. Click here for more information.

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