RICS Home Condition Report


The RICS Condition Report was first launched in 2011. It uses a traffic light system to identify any defects, but beyond that, it is fairly limited.

The RICS Condition Report is a basic level survey report that gives you an overview to help you understand the construction of the property you are purchasing it is a Level 1 Survey and is the cheapest in the RICS suite of surveys.

One of our RICS accredited surveyors will carry out an inspection of the property, including the visible interior and exterior, as well as permanent outbuildings and boundary structures. You will then receive a report describing the property’s current condition and details about its construction.

If any serious concerns or problems are identified the report will highlight them in an easy-to-follow traffic light system so that you can address them appropriately with the buyer, or a specialist contractor.


The RICS Condition Report also covers the legal aspects of your property, and the paperwork will include relevant advice or comments for your solicitor before you exchange contracts.

Condition Reports are targeted towards conventional flats or houses that are new or nearly new. They should be in reasonable condition, with their maintenance history easily accessible to you.

In addition to this, they are good when you are confident in the history and condition of the building.

They are not suitable for older homes, unusual construction methods or materials, or providing detailed information about known defects or potential remedies.

You Can Download a Sample Home Condition Report Below:

Is this the Building Survey for you?

Unsure if this is the survey for you? Compare the RICS Home Condition report with our other RICS approved surveys, or contact us and one of our friendly team will be happy to discuss your survey options.

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