Home Buyer Reports

HomeBuyer Reports

For a relatively modest sum we will produce a full RICS HomeBuyer report, giving you peace of mind and comfort in your major investment decision.

The HomeBuyer report is carried out to a standard format, defined by RICS.

It is primarily designed for conventional properties built within the last 150 years and focuses on surveying for any major or urgent matters.

In addition to the standard RICS information below, our reports include colour photographs to aid with interpretation.

  • The property’s general condition and open market value
  • Any major faults in accessible parts of the property
  • Urgent matters that need assessing before exchanging contracts including recommendations for any further specialist inspections
  • Results of any testing of walls for damp and timbers for rot
  • Comments on the existence and condition of damp-proofing, insulation and drainage (although drains are not tested)
  • The recommended costs of re-constructing a building in the event of damage (such as fire) for insurance purposes

 

Building Surveys

In addition to the HomeBuyer Report, we can prepare a more comprehensive report covering higher value homes and commercial buildings. The fees for these longer reports are normally negotiated on a bespoke basis.

A Building Survey will typically cover the points referred to on the HomeBuyer report, but dealt with in greater written detail.