RICS Condition Report

RICS Condition Reports, Surrey, Sussex, London and Kent

Purchasing a property – a flat, maisonette, bungalow or house – is one of the most important decisions you can make, so you may be well advised to have a RICS Condition Report carried out before you go ahead with your purchase. After all, it’s a big investment that you simply cannot afford to go wrong. Whether you plan to live in it, rent it or sell it, as a property owner you will benefit from specialist advice and valuable information on the condition of the property.

What is a RICS Condition Report?

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recommends different types of RICS home survey – RICS Condition Report, RICS HomeBuyer Report and RICS Building Survey – depending on the type of property you are thinking of buying. The RICS Condition Report is the most basic and lowest priced of the three levels of RICS home surveys available.

In contrast to a Mortgage Valuation which is prepared for your lender, the RICS Condition Report is an independent report prepared for you. It is aimed at conventional properties and newer homes in good condition, and provides:

  • A clear and concise snapshot picture of the condition of the property you are considering buying, at the time of the inspection
  • A summary of the key risks associated with the condition of the building and other matters including guarantees, planning and building control issues for your legal advisers
  • A simple traffic light (red, amber, green) colour coding system to rate the condition of different parts of the building, services, garage and outbuilding, highlighting problems that require attention
  • A basic level survey report that gives you an overview to help you understand the construction of the property you are purchasing, any urgent problems that need addressing and any areas of further investigation prior to purchase
  • An economic report to provide you with important information at an affordable price. No advice or valuation is included but this can be provided as an additional service.


“Thank you for your good service. Based on the report we have decided not to proceed with the purchase of the property. We are now on a mission to find another property. We will use you again for a HomeBuyer’s Report when we find a property we like.”E Liu ★★★★★


Why choose Brian Gale Surveyors?

Established in 1985, Brian Gale is an independent Surrey-based company with an in-depth understanding of the local housing stock. We are experts in working with all types of property, particularly period and historic buildings.

As members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) we are regulated by RICS guidelines and protocol. All our surveyors are RICS registered Valuers under the RICS Accredited Valuer Registration Scheme – giving you full confidence in our training and expertise.

Contact Us Today For a Free Quote

If you wish to discuss your own personal survey requirements, or to find out if a RICS Condition Report is the best option for you, please get in touch. Call our friendly team on 01737 245947, email kelly@briangalesurveyors.com or simply fill in the form below.

Call, email or fill in the forms on this page now to discuss your own personal survey requirements and to find out if an RICS Condition Report is the best option for you.

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