When it comes to purchasing a new home, the entire process can be a bit of a whirlwind. As one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, it’s no wonder you’re looking for reassurance before signing on the dotted line. To help you make a more informed decision, we always recommend getting a comprehensive survey from RICS accredited surveyors.
What is a Survey?
If you’re a first time buyer or inexperienced in property, this might be the first time you’re hearing about getting a survey. Carried out by RICS accredited surveyors prior to completing on a new home, a survey gives you an insight into the property’s health. This will look at the local area, highlight any potential risks and issues, and will provide advice on the costs associated in fixing these problems.
There are a few different types of surveys:
- Condition Report (Level 1): Designed for modern homes such as new builds.
- Homebuyers Survey (Level 2): Designed for standard homes (this is the most common survey type.)
- Full Building Survey (Level 3): Best option for listed buildings and very old properties.
Who Are RICS?
‘RICS’ stands for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. They are a professional body that ensures surveyors undergo rigorous training and qualifications. Their aim is to make a positive impact on the UK construction sector. RICS promote and enforce the highest standards possible within the surveying industry, utilising their trusted education methods.
When choosing between surveyors, it’s always advisable that you choose a firm who are RICS regulated. Think of this as being a mark of credibility and trustworthiness.
Becoming A Chartered Surveyor
To become a chartered surveyor, you must pass the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). In order to qualify, however, there are a number of requirements you have to meet first. You can find a list of these here.
Additionally, for those wanting to become RICS accredited surveyors, you can also venture down the degree apprenticeship route if this suits you best. These courses offer individuals the opportunity to learn both in the classroom and on the job – the perfect mix! You can find out more information about apprenticeship on the RICS website.
Are Munday + Cramer RICS Accredited?
Here at Munday + Cramer, we are RICS accredited and our surveyors are trained to the highest standard. Our architects are also RIBA qualified, offering peace of mind at every stage of your project.
Munday + Cramer are dedicated to helping young adults enter the world of surveying. As such, we often offer degree apprenticeships to help these individuals become RICS accredited surveyors.
Here at Munday + Cramer, we help both businesses and individuals alike to make smarter decisions when it comes to property buying. What’s more, outside of surveying, we also have departments specialising in architecture, procurement, facilities, and project management.
For more information about working with our RICS accredited surveyors, get in touch with our team by calling us on 01245 326 200. You can also click here to be redirected to our contact form.