Homebuyer Surveys

Also known as the RICS Home Buyers Report

Simply fill in a few brief details below to compare prices from chartered surveyors who cover your local area.

It only takes a few seconds for each Homebuyer survey quote to appear on your screen. If you wish, you can then contact  them directly to book a date for carrying out your survey.

This is a FREE service to use and there is no ‘middle man’.

If you have difficulty filling in the form or need help, please call us on 0800 0147 453.

N.B.  Not all surveyors are the same! Our members are experienced local chartered surveyors who take care to do a thorough job. 

Mortgage lenders sometimes offer to arrange surveys via large corporate ‘panel’ firms whose surveyors are under pressure to carry out several inspections per day, are generally less experienced, and are not always from the local area.

 

 

The Homebuyer Report is the most popular type of survey, suitable for the vast majority of homes built since the late Victorian period.

The inspection covers the whole property inside and out, from the loft down to the drains (where accessible) and is written on a specially designed RICS report, typically about 10 to 12 pages long.

The simple ‘traffic light’ summary makes it quick and easy to read, with each part of the building allocated an easy-to-understand ‘Condition Rating’ of 1, 2 or 3.

 

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A HomeBuyer Report (HBR) will cover all significant defects – in fact anything that could materially affect the value. It also alerts you to future maintenance problems.

The report can also include a valuation and insurance calculation if required. Carried out by a qualified MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor.

Not normally suitable for older period buildings (ie those built before 1880), unusually large houses, rambling mansions, or properties in need of extensive renovation.

 

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