Home Buying Surveys

Arranging your own home buying survey is the simple, cost-effective way to avoid unpleasant surprises after moving in

A survey may help you to negotiate a price reduction, request the seller undertake necessary repairs before exchanging contracts or may even make you think twice about buying it at all.

Home Buying Surveys

At a time when you’re already spending a lot of money, a home buying survey can seem like a big expense. However money spent on a survey can save you a fortune in the future. Research by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has revealed that many buyers are unknowingly setting themselves up for an average £5,750 in repair bills on their new home.

Arranging your own survey is the simple, cost-effective way to avoid unpleasant surprises after moving in

A survey may help you to negotiate a price reduction, request the seller undertake necessary repairs before exchanging contracts or may even make you think twice about buying it at all.

Why Choose us for your Home Buying Survey

All home buying surveys should be carried out by chartered surveyors who are members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Not only because they are the most qualified and experienced but also by law they have to carry professional indemnity insurance. It is also important to get a local chartered surveyor as they will have better knowledge of local market values, environments and issues.

The Surveyors at Capital Chartered are all RICS members with over 25 years surveying experience in a wide range of surveying and valuing disciplines. They all have expert local knowledge and go that extra mile to ensure you are kept informed throughout the process.

Types of Home Buying Surveys

Not all home buying surveys are the same, and the one you need will largely depend on the type of property, age of the property, condition of the property and also if there have been any alterations or you are thinking of altering the property.


Building/Structural Surveys
Building / Structural Survey

The Building / Structural Survey is the most thorough survey you can get. Generally it is suitable for most properties especially if it over 50 years old, in need of modernisation or it has been altered or you are thinking of alerting it in any way. It offers a bespoke, comprehensive analysis of the structure and condition of the property Lists defects and advises on repairs and maintenance.

HomeBuyer Reports
RICS HomeBuyer Report

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is suitable for simple, traditional properties that appear in reasonable condition, have not been altered and are generally under 50 years old. It Includes an opinion of market value. It identifies what the Surveyor considers to be the most important issues and applies a condition rating "Traffic light rating" to the defects identified.

Lease Extensions and Enfranchisement Services
Snagging Survey

A snagging survey is aimed at new build properties and can be taken out prior or after purchase. The purpose of a snagging survey is to identify defects or "snags" caused by poor workmanship or equipment in your home. The survey is given to the developer to fix as quickly as possible under your two-year developer warranty.

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  • Acton W3
  • Balham SW12
  • Barnes SW13
  • Battersea SW11
  • Bayswater W2
  • Belgravia SW1
  • Belsize Park NW8
  • Bow E3
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  • Highgate N6
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  • Kensington SW7
  • Kilburn NW6
  • Maida Vale W9
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  • Pimlico SW1
  • Putney SW15
  • Raynes Park SW20
  • Richmond TW9
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  • Shepherds Bush W14
  • Southfields SW18
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  • Streatham SW2, SW16
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  • W1-W14
  • SE1-SE27
  • NW1-NW6
  • N1-N22
  • WC1 & WC2
  • EC1-EC4
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