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HomeBuyer Reports in Liverpool

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CJ Bloor Property Consultants specialise in providing HomeBuyer Reports in Liverpool.

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What is a Home Buyers Report?

A HomeBuyer Report (or HomeBuyer Survey) is a survey to find and document any problems in a property that could cause damage and need future repairs, such as damp or subsidence. A HomeBuyer Report is carried out on homes that are in a reasonable condition and only checks for easily visible problems.

The HomeBuyer Report will not detail every single aspect of the building, but it can reveal issues that might impact the value of the property and need further investigation. It will include all major sections of a property that are visible to the surveyor, so they will not lift up floors or carpets and wiring will not be included.

If you have a property that is in need of renovation or that you intend to alter, we recommend you choose the more comprehensive Building Survey instead of a Homebuyer Report.

What is included in a HomeBuyer Report

The HomeBuyer Report includes:

  • Background information on the property and location
  • An estimate for the cost of re-building the property for insurance purpose
  • An assessment of any damp-proofing, drainage or insulation in the building (although drains are not tested)
  • Condition of the building’s timbers and checking woodworm or rot
  • Damp test results taken from the walls
  • Details of urgent problems which should receive specialist attention before signing a contract
  • Details of major faults in easy to get to parts of the property that may affect its value

The HomeBuyer Report is easily understood – written in plain English rather than technical jargon.

Condition Ratings

The RICS HomeBuyer Report has 3 condition ratings to evaluate and describe the condition of the property and how urgently it needs repairing. The conditions are defined by RICS as:

  • Condition Rating 1 – no repair currently needed
  • Condition Rating 2 – defects that need repairing or replacing but are not considered to be serious or urgent
  • Condition Rating 3 – defects that are serious and/or need to be repaired, replaced or investigated urgently

What happens if your survey finds a problem?

Most surveys will find some sort of issue, especially with older properties. If you have any concerns you can highlight these with the surveyor before they carry out the inspection. Most surveyors are usually happy to talk through the report with you over the phone after you’ve received your report – so if you do have follow-up questions, that would be the time to ask.

Some of the most common things you might want to investigate are:

  • Electrics
  • Issues with the roofing
  • Central heating
  • Damp
  • Structural problems which may need an engineer

If you find any of these issues you may need to take further action, such as:

  • Ask the surveyor how much it might cost to fix these issues
  • Get a quote from a builder/ professional for major works
  • Renegotiate the asking price or ask the seller to fix the issues before you complete on the sale

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We are Regulated by the the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors meaning we can be trusted to deliver the highest standards of service at the lowest possible price.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Buying a property is likely to be the largest purchase you make in your life.

Be safe in the knowledge that the property you are purchasing is structurally sound and free from any serious defects by having a survey undertaken.

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