Confidence through Professional Standards
RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land,real estate, construction and infrastructure. Our name promises the consistent delivery of standards â€“ bringing confidence to the markets we serve. We accredit 118,000 professionals and any individual or firm registered with RICS is subject to our quality assurance. Their expertise covers property, asset valuation and real estate management; the costing and leadership of construction projects; the development of infrastructure; and the management of natural resources, such as mining, farms and woodland. From environmental assessments and building controls to negotiating land rights in an emerging economy; if our members are involved the same professional standards and ethics apply.
We believe that standards underpin effective markets. With up to seventy per cent of the worldâ€™s wealth bound up in land and real estate, our sector is vital to economic development, helping to support
stable, sustainable investment and growth around the globe. With offices covering the major political and financial centres of the world, our market presence means we are ideally placed to influence policy
and embed professional standards. We work at a cross-governmental level, delivering international standards that will support a safe and vibrant marketplace in land, real estate, construction and
infrastructure, for the benefit of all. We are proud of our reputation and we guard it fiercely, so clients who work with an RICS professional can have confidence in the quality and ethics of the
services they receive.
RICS Home Surveys
A valuation is not a survey
Make sure you know as much as you can about the true condition of your future home before you commit to buy.
- United KingdomRICS HQ
t +44 (0)24 7686 8555
f +44 (0)20 7334 3811
t +353 1 644 5500
f +353 1 661 1797
(excluding UK and Ireland)
t +32 2 733 10 19
f +32 2 742 97 48
- Middle East
t +971 4 446 2808
f +971 4 427 2498
t +27 11 467 2857
f +27 86 514 0655
t +1 212 847 7400
f +1 212 847 7401
- South America
t +55 11 2925 0068
t +61 2 9216 2333
f +61 2 9232 5591
- North Asia
t +852 2537 7117
f +852 2537 2756
t +65 6635 4242
f +65 6635 4244
t +81 3 5532 8813
f +81 3 5532 8814
- South Asia
t +91 124 459 5400
f +91 124 459 5402
A mortgage valuation is for the benefit of the lender while a survey is for your benefit.
A RICS Home Survey will highlight potential problems and getting one done can help you avoid the
average Â£5,750 repair bill that homebuyers face once they have moved into their new home.
RICS Condition Report (level 1)
This report focusses purely on the condition of your property by giving ratings to the different parts
of the building and flagging up any areas that need attention.
RICS HomeBuyer Report (level 2)
This report gives you more detailed information and provides an independent valuation of the
property. It includes a more extensive inspection of property with guidance on defects that may
affect the value of the property.
RICS Building Survey (level 3)
This survey offers an extensive inspection of property condition and gives detailed information about
the structure and fabric of the property. It includes a description of visible defects and potential
problems caused by hidden flaws and an outline of repair options.