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Why you should use a RICS surveyor


A RICS surveyor is a must when you are buying a home, especially If it is your first time buying. If you aren’t fully aware of what a RICS surveyor does, then this article should answer some of your queries.

What is the RICS?
RICS stands for Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor. They are the world’s leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction. All of our surveyors are RICS qualified to ensure the highest quality report and level of professionalism.

Using an RICS surveyor
RICS surveyors will evaluate the home you are potentially going to buy and create a report on the condition of the home. This will help you find out if there are any structural problems, such as subsidence or damp, as well as any other unwelcome hidden issues inside and outside.

By getting a home buyer or building survey (Level 3) from an RICS surveyor, you are getting independent expert advice and guidance from a qualified property expert who is regulated and insured. RICS surveyors have to go through rigorous training requirements to gain their qualifications and must follow a stringent code of conduct when they are carrying out their surveys.

Members also have to keep up to date with their training and complete continual professional development on a yearly basis. This is all done to ensure the high standards of the RICS are being adhered to.

Why use us?
We highly recommend that you get one of our RICS qualified surveyors to take a look at the home you are potentially about to buy before you begin exchanging contracts. One of our surveyors’ reports could save you thousands of pounds if faults are found in the home. It also potentially gives you the chance to renegotiate the asking price of the home to cover the cost of repairs. By using the services of an RICS surveyor, you provide yourself with peace of mind when it comes to making the final decision to purchase your new home.


Our friendly and helpful team are happy to talk you through your options. Contact us by phone at 01744 412 700 and e-mail at

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DISCLAIMER: This article is for general information only and not intended as advice. Each property has its own set of unique circumstances, all potential issues should be investigated by a surveyor on a case by case basis before making any decision.