Choose the property survey report that fits your situation.

Survey Type

property survey report Description and when to use

Premium survey

A detailed general purpose survey & inspection for all property types up to 100 years old. If the property is brand new, or more than 100 years old; or if you have specific buying reasons listed below, you may want to consider a more specialist report type. See the whole report range below.

What you get: Full report PLUS valuation

Period Property

Specifically designed for properties over 100 years old. From Elizabethan to Victorian and Edwardian, if the property is ‘old’ you’ll need to take extra special care when evaluating condition. Choose the Carefulbuyer Period Property for maximum protection.

What you get: Full report PLUS valuation

Apartment or flat

There are specific pitfalls when buying flats or apartments in a shared block. This report will cover all the bases for you so you can make your decision with confidence.

What you get: Full report PLUS valuation

Retirement plus

Downsizing or relocating to a new house for your retirement? Then you’ll need to make sure the property you buy is fit for purpose. This valuable report will consider everything needed in a perfect retirement property.

What you get: Full report PLUS valuation

Rural & agricultural

Farms and buildings in rural settings (with or without land) need special consideration. This report is designed to evaluate all the factors affecting condition, maintenance and value for rural properties.

What you get: Full report PLUS valuation

High Value Homes

When you are buying a high value home in excess of £500,000 you need to protect your investment from the start. The High Value Homes survey is specifically designed for large and distinguished properties in high net worth locations. You’ll get an accurate and detailed view of the property condition and its market value.

What you get: Full report PLUS valuation

Building conversion

Buying a property that needs total or partial conversion? Be careful! You’ll need to make sure that the building is fit for conversion with no lurking problems to discover later. This report is for you if you are planning any major conversion when you buy.

What you get: Full report PLUS valuation

Brand new house

Buying a brand new house might seem like the least risky option. But you could be wrong. Brand new properties have problems all of their own. Make sure you have it checked before you buy and don’t be fooled into thinking new is 100% safe.

What you get: Full report PLUS valuation

Buy-to-let investor

This is for property investors and landlords who want a professional report focused on the buy-to-let suitability of the property. Packed with specific information on condition, and including rental assessment and market commentary, it’s a comprehensive report for property professionals.

What you get: Full report PLUS valuation

Land

If you are buying land for leisure, make sure you know what you’re letting yourself in for. As well as establishing value, this report will cover important details you should check about any land you intend to buy.

What you get: Full report PLUS valuation

Self build

You absolutely must protect yourself with a survey and valuation if you intend buying land to self-build. This report will consider all the essential factors of your chosen site.

What you get: Full report PLUS valuation

Commercial to buy

If you are a property professional buying commercial property, you’ll need the full backing of a Carefulbuyer commercial report.

What you get: Full report PLUS valuation

Commercial to let

If you are buying commercial property to rent, as well as a thorough condition report, you’ll need insight into rental yields and market commentary. This one’s for you.

What you get: Full report PLUS valuation