A RICS Condition Report is the most basic survey and the lowest in terms of cost. Condition Reports are succinct and do not generally include advice on repairs or ongoing maintenance and so are better suited to conventionally built, modern dwellings that are in reasonable condition.
The Condition Report focuses on the condition of the property by setting out the following:
A Clear ‘traffic light’ ratings of the condition of different parts of the building, services, garage and outbuildings, highlighting problems that may require varying degrees of attention
A summary of the risks to the condition of the building.
Advice on replacement parts guarantees, planning and control matters for your legal advisers
An RICS Condition Report does not include a valuation
At the end of the day you are paying for an experienced registered professional to give you their opinion on the integrity of the property you are hoping to purchase.
To be safe we simple recommend that you ensure the surveyor is registered with a relevant professional body such as the RICS and that they have 10+ years experience.