Is a Homebuyer Report Suitable for My Property?

If you can answer yes to any of the following questions, the RICS Level 2 Homebuyer Report will be suitable for you

Property Age

Is the property under 100 years old?

Property Materials

Is the property of standard construction?
(Made with bricks and mortar)

Property Type

Is the property a flat or maisonette?

We carry out a full visual inspection of the property inside and out to include the roof void (providing it is accessible). We carry a number of tools to assist with the inspection including moisture meters so we can check for the levels of damp throughout the property. Our written report will provide you with details on the condition of all the different elements that make up the property from the walls and ceilings to the joinery and fittings. The findings are also clearly stated throughout using traffic light style condition ratings on a scale of 1-3.

1 - Good. Components can be readily cared for under normal maintenance

2 - Some repairs required or Investigations are advised

3 - Serious / Urgent Repairs are Needed

With any home survey (including the Building Survey), we do not lift carpets, floorboards, heavy objects or personal effects. However, we are able to piece together all clues (whether from visual, touch, sound or smell) with our knowledge and experience to identify any possible issues. We highlight all defects and offer recommendations if further reports by specialist firms are required (e.g for electrical testing).

Why Get a RICS Homebuyer Report?

Defects

A Homebuyer Report highlight all potential issues and defects

Maintenance

A Homebuyer Report shows you on the ongoing maintenance that will be required if you buy the property

Risks

A Homebuyer Report advises you on potential hazardous risks

Negotiation

A Homebuyer Report (Survey & Valuation) option will advise if you are purchasing for the right amount or if you should renegotiate

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What is the RICS Homebuyer Report?

The RICS Homebuyers Report is an economically priced survey mid-range between a Valuation and a Building Survey. The report includes:

  • Details of the general condition and particular features of the property
  • Condition Ratings for elements of the structure of the building, the services and any garages and permanent outbuildings
  • Particular points you should refer to your legal adviser and matters for further investigation
  • Specific risks associated with the property
  • Other relevant factors, for example, the location, local environment and the energy performance of the property
  • A valuation and a separate reinstatement cost assessment for insurance purposes if selecting the Homebuyer Report (Survey & Valuation)
  • Extra services can be added to the survey by specific agreement with the surveyor

Compare to our Building Survey

The Building Survey is a more in depth report covering visible and suspected hidden defects.

It will provide more detail on the suspected cause of a problem rather than just noting is existence

The slider image below allows you to compare the level of detail between a Homebuyer Report (left) and a Building Survey (right).

About the Building Survey

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We guarantee a fast and friendly service whatever the type of property and survey. We are very experienced in carrying out Homebuyer Reports across the Midlands.

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