Knowledge is power

Buying a new home is a big investment and without knowing really what you are getting you could face unexpected bills. By getting some detailed information before you buy, you could save yourself time, disappointment and money. And what is the best way to get that information?

With A RICS HomeBuyer Report!

The Home Buyer Report is a RICS Level 2 building survey. This is the ideal choice wherever you might have concerns about the property due to its age or visible signs of problems like damp, or where you plan to undertake some smaller-scale building work after moving in.

What is included?

The Home Buyer Report is available with and without a valuation of the property. In both instances one of our RICS qualified chartered surveyors will perform a thorough inspection of the accessible areas of the property, after which you will receive a report of the inspection results for you to use.

RICS Home Buyer Report (Without Valuation)

A Home Buyer Report includes all of the features of the Condition Report but also extends to a more thorough inspection of the property by a chartered surveyor to help identify any unforeseen issues. This home buyer survey will include:

  • checking the condition of any woodwork in the property;
  • checking for damp;
  • assessing the insulation;
  • and flagging any major faults.

As stated above, the surveyor will only review accessible areas of the property, and will not view beneath floorboards, inside walls or into crawl spaces.

As well as a report on the condition of the whole property, provided in an easy-to-view traffic-light system for different levels of problem, the Home Buyer Report provides advice on specific defects and what one-off repairs and ongoing maintenance you might need to carry out in the future.

RICS Home Buyer Report (With Valuation)

The Home Buyer report is also available with a professional valuation. In addition to the normal Home Buyer Survey, this provides:

  • insurance rebuild costs;
  • highlights any potential effect on the value of the property caused by defects;
  • and provides an overall assessment of the market value of the property.

This can be particularly useful if it suggests a value significantly lower than your offer, especially if this is the result of a defect that you were previously not aware of. If you choose to negotiate with the vendor as a result, a professional Home Buyer report by a RICS surveyor is a valuable tool in demonstrating why a defect might justify a reduction in the price of the property.

Your next Step – Contact Us!

Now that you are ready, the next step is for you to fill out the Contact Form. It only takes a couple of minutes and we will call you back to get you a quote.

We look forward to helping you rest easy, knowing you have found the home of your dreams.


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