The RICS HomeBuyer Report is a user friendly report designed to an easily readable, standardised format comprising logical sections which will provide clear recommendations to the client. The HomeBuyer Report is essentially a comfort survey, although not as detailed as a Building Survey it aims to reassure the client on various aspects relevant to the exterior structure, interior and services, highlighting areas of concern by its ‘traffic light’ condition rating system. Furthermore, advice is included regarding potential legal issues, guidance on value and a range of appendices provide additional relevant information. The HomeBuyer Report is typically recommended for reasonably modern, conventional homes (houses, flats and bungalows) in apparently reasonable condition.
The main objectives when undertaking a Homebuyer Report are:
The report provides:
A HomeBuyer Report may uncover a structural problem or defect with a property that would otherwise go unnoticed until you have moved in, so make sure that you obtain our advice to prevent any unwanted, and costly, surprises.
Useful Information from RICS
Could you spot an infestation of woodboring insects? We can, so you don’t have to worry.
Where possible a drainage inspection is included in most of our surveys, which is certainly not a perk of the job but does uncover hidden issues!
An infestation of Knotweed can cause structural problems and will affect a property’s mortgageability!
Poorly sealed sanitary ware can allow moisture to escape causing hidden rot and decay etc. to adjacent surfaces.
Did you know structural movement affects floors as well as walls?
Our electronic moisture meters can identify areas of concern!