RICS Homebuyers Report
The RICS homebuyers report is a comprehensive check of homes in a reasonable condition and the most popular of all available surveys. It’s designed to spot any areas of a building that needs repairs, along with advice on ongoing maintenance. It includes a valuation and building reinstatement figure.
RICS Building Survey
If the house you’re buying is especially old, or you’re planning on doing some work to the property, it’s likely you’ll need a full structural survey. As the most comprehensive of all survey types, it will highlight all areas of concern, but is also the most expensive of all home buyer surveys. This is often confused with a structural report. It is suitable for older, more unusual properties and those that have been altered and extended.