Residential property surveys

As a residential surveyor, the building survey is considered the ‘gold standard’ of reporting to your client about this significant milestone event in a purchaser’s life. The inspecting surveyor should be ever mindful of this fact and take this significant responsibility seriously, ensuring that appropriate time is afforded not only during the physical inspection, but also before the inspection takes place and after the inspection too.

This section clearly identifies the differences between the products, helps you produce protocols and methodologies that will support your decision-making, and offers a decision-making framework that will help you produce balanced and consistent decisions appropriate for each report. The RICS Home survey standard dictates a benchmarking against the three levels of survey on offer.

This section is maintained by Alexander Barton FRICS, based on original material by Larry Russen of BlueBox partners.