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.
The HomeBuyer Report includes:
The HomeBuyer Report is easily understood – written in plain English rather than technical jargon.
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:
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:
If you find any of these issues you may need to take further action, such as:
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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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