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Why do you need an RICS Residential Building Survey? We believe forewarned is forearmed. Choosing the right survey will help highlight any serious problems and advise you of the specific risks before legally committing to buying a property. You may have only spent little time in the property prior to agreeing to purchase it. This will generally not be enough time to pick up on issues that affect the property. These issues can be invaluable during price negotiations and will also help you avoid expensive surprises after you've moved in. It's important to remember that a mortgage lender's valuation report is not a Survey. It is merely to tell your lender whether or not the property is reasonable security for your loan. An RICS Survey will tell you the actual condition of the property.

There are three differing types of RICS Survey:

These can only be conducted by qualified Chartered Surveyors such as Antill & Co. Reliable and cost effective, these reports carry the full weight of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – the industry's most respected authority on surveying.

To help you choose which survey you feel is most suitable, you can find more detailed information about the three different RICS Surveys in the PDF "RICS Home Surveys Information Sheet"

No matter which report you choose, Antill & Co. will offer to go through the completed survey report with you. This is part of our service.

For assistance in choosing the most appropriate survey for your needs, a no obligation discussion or fee quotation please contact Antill & Co today on 0845 123 5483 for London & Surrey area and on 01243 885 856 for Sussex & Hampshire area.