RICS Building Survey

Structural building surveys are our most thorough and comprehensive reports.

Building surveys conducted by AJ Walton are intended to provide an assessment of the structural integrity of the building. For older, historic, or structurally compromised buildings, we recommend a Building Survey to provide a greater understanding of defects and a recommendation for resolving them.

Our specialist structural surveyors ensure that you receive the best possible value from the service and our surveyors when you choose a full structural survey. With the Building Survey, we will prepare an easy-to-understand formatted template containing no industry jargon.

Using the RICS traffic light system, clients can easily see which areas of their property require attention. The RICS Building Survey example can be downloaded here.

Level 1 / Green: no action is needed

Level 2 / Amber: defects which should be addressed and rectified but which are not urgent

Level 3 / Red: Serious defects requiring immediate attention



The Building Survey Report contains the following information:

✔︎ An assessment of a property's general state and condition through an in-depth visual examination

✔︎ Detailed information regarding all major defects and faults, including hidden defects and technical details about building construction and materials.

✔︎ Inspecting all building elements inside and out, including walls and ceilings, roofs, gutters, windows, and doors.

✔︎ An assessment of structural issues and subsidence, damp issues, and timber decay, such as woodworm.

✔︎ Using the Traffic light system, any identified defects will be graded according to severity.

✔︎The conveyancer should provide advice regarding guarantees, planning and building control issues, and disputes.

✔︎Including an estimate of costs for repair and future maintenance based on informed recommendations

Prices starting at £550, VAT included

AJ Walton's RICS-certified surveyors offer highly experienced and knowledgeable service, and report completion is generally available within one week of instructions.

On the day of the visit, you can also ask the surveyor to call you to discuss the major findings. You just need to send the property details to our office, and we will handle the rest for you. If an estate agent is involved, we will arrange for direct access with them.

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