RICS Condition Report
An RICS Condition Report is suitable for smaller and more modern properties and serves as a valuable “Health Check” for homeowners or purchasers looking to assess the condition of their home.
Suitable For What Type Of Property?
The Condition Report should be used for a more modern conventional house, flat or bungalow typically built post 1970’s to present day, from common building materials and in reasonably good condition.
It is a basic level report which focuses purely on the condition of the property by setting out the following:
- Clear ‘traffic light’ ratings of the condition of different parts of the building, services, garage and outbuildings, showing problems that may require varying degrees of attention.
- A summary of the risks to the condition of the building.
- Describes the construction and condition of the property on the date of inspection.
- Aims to identify any problems that need urgent attention or are serious.
- Aims to identify things that need to be investigated further to prevent serious damage.
- Aims to tell about problems that may be dangerous.
- This level of report is ideally suited to modern buildings where you are looking for basic level advice as to whether there are any urgent or serious further investigations required.
Particularly useful, also if your looking to conduct an ‘MOT’ health check of your property prior to selling as it will confirm if you need to consider any further matters in more detail that a prospective buyers survey may pick up on at a later stage.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is a professional body that accredits professionals within the land, property, construction, and infrastructure sectors worldwide.