HomeBuyer Report

Image of a hand holding doorkeys over a model house

What is the  RICS HomeBuyer (Survey & Valuation) Service?

The HomeBuyer Report includes a survey and if you wish can include a valuation. It is intended for houses, flats or bungalows, of conventional construction and in reasonable condition.  The HomeBuyer comes in a brief reporting style with condition ratings given to the main elements of the building.

The HomeBuyer Report (Survey) will include;

  • a list of problems that the surveyor considers may affect the property;
  • advice on repairs and ongoing maintenance;
  • issues that need to be investigated to prevent serious damage or dangerous conditions;
  • legal issues that need to be addressed before completing your purchase; and
  • information on location, local environment and the recorded energy efficiency (where available).

Ask your surveyor for a detailed ‘Description of the RICS HomeBuyer (Survey) Service’ leaflet.

The RICS HomeBuyer Report (Survey & Valuation)

Will include as the RICS HomeBuyer Report (Survey) above but also;

  • the surveyor’s professional opinion on the ‘market value’ of the property;
  • an insurance reinstatement figure for the property;
  • a list of problems that the surveyor considers may affect the value of the property;

Ask us for a detailed ‘Description of the RICS HomeBuyer (Survey & Valuation) Service’ leaflet

Do you need a more detailed survey?

  • For a more in-depth investigation of your property, take a look at our Building Surveys