Home Standards Ltd provide five types of pre-purchase residential
property surveys and reports. When choosing a survey you should
choose the survey that best suits the property you are potentially
going to purchase, and not a survey based on cost.
At Home Standards Ltd all of our surveyors are qualified and insured
to carry out RICS surveys and all carry the designation 'AssocRICS',
'MRICS' or 'FRICS' after their names. 'AccocRICS' stands for
Associate member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors,
'MRICS' stand for Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered
Surveyors and 'FRICS' stand for Fellow of the Royal Institution of
At Home Standards Ltd our surveyors pride themselves on their
attention to detail, ethics, professionalism and speed of service.
Our Surveyors work to the highest of standards as required by The
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
At Home Standards we aim to book in your survey and have it
completd and back to you within 48 hours.
Surveys from Home Standards
Level 3 - RICS Building Survey
Level 2 - RICS Home Buyer Report
Level 2 - SAVA Home Condition Survey
Level 1 - RICS Condition Report
Fast quote service
48hr turn around service on surveys
Key collection from agents if required
Surveys sent as digital or hard copy
Home Standards Ltd not only provide residential property surveys but
also residential and commercial Land Registry compliant Lease Plans,
Floor Plans, Energy Performance Certificates and other property
related services to Estate agents, Landlords, Solicitors and private clients.
For further information please contact
RICS Building Survey - Level 3
RICS Home Buyer Report - Level 2
SAVA Home Condition Survey - Level 2
RICS Condition Report - Level 1
Mortgage Valuation Survey
Level 3 - RICS Building Survey.
The RICS Building Survey (sometimes referred to as a full structural
survey) provides the most comprehensive, in-depth level of survey for
home buyers on the market. It uses a simple and clear presentation
style and a 1, 2, 3 rating system to ensure that you can easily
identify the most serious issues. This survey is mainly aimed
at larger or older properties or properties with more complex construction.
Level 2 - RICS HomeBuyer Report
The RICS HomeBuyer Report is a report on a property which is best
suited for more standard properties and which appear to be in
reasonable conditon. This report will help the potential home buyer
find out if there are any issues such as damp or subsidence or other
structural problems inside or outside of the property. This report is
the most common survey our clients request.
The HomeBuyer report is a 'non-intrusive' general look at the
property and for this survey our surveyors do not lift floorboards or
drill into walls etc.
Home Condition Survey
This survey is similar to the RICS HomeBuyer report and includes
photographs to make it easier to understand and highlight issues to
follow up before purchase. It also flags any legal questions your
conveyancer should check for you.
- RICS Condition Report
The RICS condition report is similar to the HomeBuyer report and
describes the general condition of the property, identifies any risks
and any potential legal issues and highlights any urgent defects.
This report is suitable for new-build or conventional
properties which appear to be in generally reasonable condition.
The sole aim of the mortgage valuation survey is to satifsy your
mortgage lender that the property you are purchasing is worth the
money they are lending you to buy it and to check for issues which
may prevent the property from being sold should you default on your loan.
1 in 5 home buyers rely solely on a mortgage valuation report when
purchasing their property so it's no surprise that many are hit with
unexpected repair bills when they move into their new home.
Generally you will have to pay for the mortgage valuation report and
the lender will not lend a mortgage without one.
At Home Standards Ltd, we pride ourselves on our quick turnaround and
attention to detail. We regularly receive very positive feedback from
our clients. Please take a moment to see what some of our past
customers have sent to us.
"Working with Home Standards was a great experience, they really
work in a professional manner."
Simon Spencer (Ealing)
"After receiving back my home buyer report which said I had some
serious damp issues, my solicitor was able to put a clause into the
sale that the seller promised the damp issue would be sorted before I
bought the house."
Frank Parker (Leatherhead)
"A very fast turnaround on my lease plan. I can't thank you enough"
Barry Wendling (Hackney)
"My building Survey pointed out some very intersting defects
that would have otherwise been missed by myself, very thankful."
Derek James (Abinger)
"My Home Survey was a fascinating read. I had concerns about
damp within the property but the surveyor put my mind at rest and we
went ahead and bought the property, which we all love. thank you"
Tony Green (Farleigh)
"Very quick Survey, back the very next day thanks".
Peter James (Dorking)
"Home Standards came and carried out an Building survey on my
home in Epsom. I can't fault them. The speed in which they booked the
appoinment and completed the survey was exceptional."
Stephen Smith (Epsom)
"My home buyer report allerted me to a number of issues I would
never have spoted myself. As a result I was able to negotiate the
price of the house down £5,000".
Mr Raj Ali (Mitcham)
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