Surveys & Valuations

Surveys & Valuations

Our Survey and Valuation Department are able to offer a variety of competitively priced different survey options including Building Surveys, RICS Homebuyer Reports, RICS Condition Reports and Valuations for a variety of purposes.

The service is provided by Chartered Surveyors with a wealth of experience and extensive local and regional knowledge.

Our survey and valuation work is certificated under ISO 9002.

Your home is the most expensive thing that you are ever likely to buy. Are you sure that you are not buying a problem?

Let our qualified and experienced Chartered Surveyors share with you the benefit of their years of assessing the condition of residential property.

Valuation Report

There are numerous circumstances in which clients may require a valuation.  For example, a cash purchase of a property for occupation or investment, or where you have no concerns about the condition of the property.  Valuations are also required for Tax Planning and Court Purposes.  We can also provide Matrimonial Valuations, or Valuations for Inheritance Tax (IHT) purposes, often known as Probate Valuations.   

As opposed to a Survey, a valuation is based upon a more limited inspection and also relies upon a number of assumptions.  As a general rule, the majority of valuations will fall under the RICS Valuation - Professional Standards (‘The Red Book’) and will have to meet the governing body’s strict criteria.

A Ryder & Dutton Valuation Report will always be carried out by a qualified member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), who will also be an RICS Registered Valuer.

The RICS Condition Report

Suitable for conventional houses, flats or bungalows built within the last 100 years using common building materials.

After an examination of all readily visible surfaces, our Chartered Surveyors then prepare a concise report detailing the matters that they consider require urgent attention or are likely to be significant in a decision to purchase.

This report does not detail minor repairs or decorative matters, but deals with the important items that will affect your decision to purchase. An RICS Condition Report does not include a valuation.

The RICS Homebuyer Survey and Valuation

Suitable for conventional houses, flats or bungalows built within the last 100 years using common building materials. This report is the choice of most homebuyers. It is very similar to the Condition Report but provides more extensive information including the Surveyor's opinion on both the Market Value of the property and the reinstatement cost at the time of the inspection.

After an examination of all readily visible surfaces, our Chartered Surveyors then prepare a concise report detailing the matters that they consider require urgent attention or are likely to be significant in a decision to purchase.

This report does not detail minor repairs or decorative matters, but deals with the important items that will affect your decision to purchase.

Building Survey

You would choose the building survey if you’re dealing with a large, older or run-down property, a building that is unusual or altered, or if you’re planning major works. It includes a detailed inspection and report on the structure of the building.

This report identifies the visual defects, advises on the quality of the construction and draws to your attention the maintenance and repair items that will affect you.

As the report can be tailored to meet specific requirements, it is ideal for large or unusual properties. A building survey does not include a valuation, but our Surveyors may be able to provide this as a separate extra service.

Contact our Surveyors on 0161 925 3249.

Fee Structure

Property Value up toValuationCondition ReportHomebuyerBuilding Survey
£100,000 £175 £305 £365 £525
£200,000 £195 £335 £395 £585
£300,000 £215 £395 £445 £655
£400,000 £245 £445 £505 £745
£500,000 £265 £505 £565 £825
£600,000 £285 £535 £595 £895
£700,000 £315 £575 £635 £1,035
£800,000 £345 £605 £675 £1,185
£900,000 £370 £665 £735 £1,300
£1,000,000 £420 £850 £920 £1,450

The importance of getting a survey

Watch this RICS short video which explains the importance of having a survey on your home.

Choosing the Right Survey

Watch this RICS short video which explains how to choose the right survey for your home.

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