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Welcome to CJ Bloor, Your Trusted Firm of Chartered Building Surveyors

At CJ Bloor, we specialise in providing Level 2 and Level 3 RICS Home Surveys, specifically designed to assist people purchasing a new home.

Our reports stand out for their quality, created by some of the most experienced surveyors in the business. Our dedication to excellent customer service has earned us a place as one of the Top-rated Chartered Surveyors on Trustpilot.

Regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

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When is a Home Survey Required?

Home surveys are an integral part of the property buying process. They provide essential information about a property’s condition, helping buyers make informed decisions about their investment. Home surveys are typically carried out by qualified surveyors who evaluate various aspects of the property’s structure, building materials, and overall state of repair. This process can help identify any hidden issues that may not be immediately apparent, such as damp, subsidence, or structural defects.

Why is a Home Survey Important?

Making a property purchase is one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your life. It’s tempting to cut corners and skip steps like the Home Survey to save money, but doing so can expose you to significant risks and unexpected expenses.

A Home Survey serves as a critical tool in uncovering and comprehending potential challenges such as timber deterioration, dampness, flooding risks, pest infestations, and ground subsidence. Furthermore, it offers insight into specific, hard-to-tackle problems such as dry rot or the invasion of tenacious species like Japanese Knotweed.

A Home Survey isn’t an unnecessary expense – it’s an invaluable tool that protects you from future headaches. It ensures you’re making a wise, well-informed investment.

For more insight, you might want to check out our blog post Why are home surveys so important and what makes a good one? It’s packed with useful information that could help shed more light on the topic for you.

Choosing the Correct Level of Home Survey

There are three levels of the RICS Home Survey: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. Moving from the most basic at Level 1 to the highly detailed Level 3.

At CJ Bloor, we specialise in conducting Level 2 and Level 3 Home Surveys:

Level 2 RICS Home Survey (Homebuyers Survey)

A Level 2 RICS Home Survey, previously known as a Homebuyers Survey, is a simplified version of the Level 3 Home Survey. The survey is designed to provide you with an overview of a property’s condition, highlighting any significant defects or potential problems that may affect the property’s value.  It is particularly suitable for more modern homes that haven’t undergone extensive alterations or renovations and are in relatively good condition. 

During the Level 2 survey, a qualified surveyor will conduct a visual inspection of the property, both internally and externally, looking for any signs of damage, defects, or areas of concern.

The surveyor will also inspect the roof space, if accessible, and any other accessible areas, such as the cellar. The surveyor will not go into as much detail as they would when producing a Level 3 Survey, e.g. they may omit detailed information about potential issues in the future. If agreed from the outset, the surveyor will also provide a valuation of the property.

Level 3 RICS Home Survey (Building Survey)

A Level 3 RICS Home Survey, previously known as a Building Survey, is a more comprehensive inspection of a property that provides a detailed report on its condition and any potential defects or issues. It is the most extensive type of home survey available and is typically recommended for older or more complex properties, or properties that have undergone significant alterations or renovations.

During a Level 3 Home Survey, a qualified surveyor will conduct a thorough inspection of the property, examining both the inside and outside of the building. They will look for any visible defects or damage, such as cracks, damp, rot, or subsidence, as well as any potential problems that may occur in the future.

The surveyor will also provide their expert opinion on any repairs or maintenance that may be required. The survey report will include detailed descriptions and photographs of any defects or issues identified, as well as advice on how to address them.

Committed to providing comprehensive information to aid your decision-making process, we have carefully crafted a Home Survey Guidance. We invite you to take a look at it: Home Survey Guidance.

Using a Survey to Re-negotiate the Sale Price

If the surveyor identifies defects, and the sale is in the ‘subject to contract’ phase, then these can be used as leverage to reduce the final purchase price.

Provided the survey has been carried out by an RICS Accredited Surveyor, the report can act as an important document to assist with your case.

However, there are other factors that may impact your ability to negotiate, such as the state of the market. House prices are determined by supply and demand, so if the market is strong with high demand for residential properties, you may find negotiating the purchase price more challenging. On the other hand, negotiations might seem a little easier during a falling market.

We also have an article that you might find interesting. It’s called how to renegotiate an offer after a home survey. It’s been quite the hit since we first put it out there, and we think you might find it handy too.

What Sets Us Apart From The Rest

Independent, Personal & Regulated

Embrace the personal touch of CJ Bloor Property Consultants. We know you’re more than a number; you’re an individual with unique needs. As an independent, regulated, and fully insured firm, we’re free from third-party influences. Our RICS Home Surveys are as unique as you are, crafted with integrity and designed to provide peace of mind. Your journey to a safe property investment starts here.

Individually Assessed Quotations

In the world of automation, CJ Bloor Property Consultants stands as a beacon of personalisation. We don’t believe in ‘one-size-fits-all’ quotations. Every case we handle is looked at individually, taking into account the unique requirements and circumstances. We assess what you truly need and ensure you never pay for a higher level of survey than necessary. We provide quotes that are fair, just, and tailored to you. After all, your property journey is personal, and we believe your survey should be too.

We Respect Your Time; We Value Your Voice

At CJ Bloor Property Consultants, every tick of the clock and every word we exchange with you counts. We deliver detailed RICS Home Surveys within 5 working days, utilising the easily decipherable ‘traffic light system’. We’re swift, but never hasty. Feel free to engage us in as many conversations as you need, without ever feeling rushed. Time, after all, is a mutual respect.

Our Never-Ending Pursuit of Excellence

We don’t just do home surveys, we redefine them. Using cutting-edge technology, we ensure precision that’s simply unrivalled. However, what truly sets us apart is our commitment to continuous improvement. Our stringent Quality Assurance process, a relentless hunt for perfection, ensures that every report you receive from us is nothing short of excellent. With CJ Bloor Property Consultants, you’re choosing a partner that never stops striving for better.

We Speak Your Language; We’ve Got Your Back

Transparency and accessibility aren’t just buzzwords for us; they’re a way of life at CJ Bloor Property Consultants. We’re here to not just explain our findings but to listen, to understand, and to answer your queries, anytime you need us. We’re not a corporation; we’re a group of people passionate about helping you make the best property decisions. When you choose us, you’re joining the CJ Bloor family, where every client is a cherished member.


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Choose our RICS regulated firm for quality, professionalism and peace of mind. Our expert surveyors and strict adherence to ethical practice make us the ideal choice for your property needs.

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Buying a property is likely to be the largest purchase you make in your life.

Still looking for answers?

What is a RICS Home Survey?

A RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Home Survey is an in-depth visual inspection of a property. It helps homebuyers understand the condition of the property before purchasing, highlighting any major issues that could affect the decision to buy or the negotiated price.

Why should I get a RICS Home Survey?

A RICS Home Survey can help you avoid future unexpected repair costs. It provides information on the condition of the property, identifies any potential issues, and offers advice on repairs and maintenance.

What types of RICS Home Surveys are available?

There are three types of RICS Home Surveys: the RICS Condition Report, the RICS HomeBuyer Report, and the RICS Building Survey. The first provides an overview of the property’s condition, the second adds a market valuation and insurance rebuild costs, while the third provides a comprehensive analysis of the property’s structure and condition.

How is a RICS Home Survey different from a mortgage valuation?

A mortgage valuation is primarily for the lender’s benefit to ensure the property is worth the amount being loaned. A RICS Home Survey, on the other hand, is for the buyer’s benefit, providing a detailed assessment of the property’s condition, and identifying potential issues.

How long does a RICS Home Survey take?

The length of a RICS Home Survey depends on the type of survey and the size and condition of the property. It can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a full day. The surveyor then needs additional time to prepare the detailed report.

How much does a RICS Home Survey cost?

The cost of a RICS Home Survey varies depending on the type of survey, the property’s size, location, and age. It is always advisable to get a few quotes from different surveyors before making a decision.

What will the RICS Home Survey report include?

The RICS Home Survey report includes information about the property’s condition, potential issues, necessary repairs, and maintenance advice. The level of detail will depend on the type of survey chosen.

Can a RICS Home Survey affect the property price?

Yes, if the RICS Home Survey uncovers significant problems with the property, you may be able to negotiate a lower purchase price, or request that the seller completes necessary repairs prior to the sale.

What happens if problems are found during the RICS Home Survey?

If problems are found during the RICS Home Survey, the surveyor will highlight these in the report. Depending on the nature of the issues, you may decide to negotiate the price, request repairs, reconsider your decision to buy, or seek specialist advice.

Can any surveyor conduct a RICS Home Survey?

No, only surveyors who are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) can conduct a RICS Home Survey. These professionals have undergone extensive training and are required to maintain their skills through continuing professional development.

Customer Testimonials

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