The Home Condition Survey (HCS) is a survey that is suitable for all property types as it includes a full inspection and a comprehensive report. This is a level 2 report that is equivalent in detail to a Homebuyer Report.
A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full or Structural Survey) is the highest level of non-invasive survey that surveyors usually carry out during the home-buying process. It is suitable for all properties but is often most applicable for older or more unusual properties, or properties where problems are suspected. This is a level 3 survey that is equivalent to a RICS Building Survey.
Both Surveys do a full area search which helps you and your conveyancers, this includes
Planning, Boundaries, land registry, Radon Gas, rights of way, Flooding, noise, council tax, EPC, contamination land, broadband smoke control, crime, invasive plants, phone masts, every window and door is checked, taps work correctly, toilets flow freely and more Minimum time on site at the property inspecting your purchase is 4 hours,