The RICS Condition Report is an entry-level report which includes a snap-shot inspection of your home as well as a section which provides you with advice for your Solicitors and a clear summary of the key risks associated with the purchase. The Condition Report is suitable for recent, standard-build properties with sections for all the main elements of the property.
The RICS HomeBuyer Report is a mid-range (level 2) survey produced to a standard format giving all the main elements of a property a Condition Rating 1 (good) to 3 (bad). It includes maintenance advice and a valuation. It is a survey suitable for properties built after 1837 but particularly for houses and flats constructed after 1930.
Previously known as a Full Structural Survey the Building Survey is the most detailed report we provide. It covers all the main elements of a property but does so in more detail than a HomeBuyer Report and it can be tailored to your requirements. Building Surveys are well suited to older or larger property.
We can provide independent reports for specific defects, dampness or for snagging purposes. We are independent of any commercial contractor and always seek to diagnose the root cause of a problem such as dampness and generally do not refer clients to ‘specialists’ who may have a financial interest in recommending a particular solution.
We are qualified and insured to undertake Property Valuations for a number of purposes including for Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax, Valuations for Charities and non-profit institutions, as part of a pre-purchase survey or as a stand-alone Valuation, Staircasing and Sale Valuations for Housing Associations, Help-to Buy and HomeBuy Direct Schemes. Our Valuations comply with RICS Red Book standards and we have recently passed a RICS Audit. We are independent and RICS Registered Valuers. All Valuations are supported by comprehensive comparable evidence.
Edwin Lake Ltd, Henleaze House, 13 Harbury Road, Bristol, BS9 4PN
Edwin Lake Ltd, 'Cymar', Entry Hill Drive, Bath, BA2 5NJ
Bristol – 0117 363 7699
Bath – 01225 300879