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.
Surveyors & Surveys
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 name. 'AccocRICS' stands for
'Associate member' of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors,
'MRICS' stands for 'Member' of the Royal Institution of Chartered
Surveyors and 'FRICS' stand for 'Fellow' of the 'Royal Institution of
Chartered Surveyors' (RICS).
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.
If your in doubt of which survey you require please contact
us via our contact form or call on 07734 841 524.
RICS Building Survey - Level 3
RICS Home Buyer Report - Level 2
SAVA Home Condition Survey - Level 2
RICS Condition Report - Level 1
RICS Mortgage Valuation Survey
Specific defect reports
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 and/or older properties or properties with more complex construction.
Home Condition Survey
This survey 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. This Survey
also includes a rebuild cost for insurance purposes and is aimed at
older properties (roughly 1900-1990) which appear to be in reasonable condition.
This is the most popular survey we offer. Click on the image to the
left for an example
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.
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.
- RICS Condition Report
The RICS condition report is a type of property survey that provides
a basic overview of the property's condition and the risks it mat
contain. It is the cheapest but least thorough survey type available
and does not include a property valuation or an insurance rebuild
This report is suitable for new-build or conventional
properties which appear to be in generally good 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.
Usually you will have to pay for the mortgage valuation report
yourself 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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07734 841 524 for further information.