Homebuyer Report

The RICS HomeBuyer Report (Survey) – survey level two Choose this report if you need more extensive information whilst buying or selling a conventional house, flat or bungalow, built from common building materials and in reasonable condition. It costs more than the Condition Report but includes:

  • all of the features in the Condition Report;
  • a list of problems that the surveyor considers may affect the property;
  • advice on repairs and ongoing maintenance;
  • issues that need to be investigated to prevent serious damage or dangerous conditions;
  • legal issues that need to be addressed before completing your purchase; and
  • information on location, local environment and the recorded energy efficiency (where available).

Ask your surveyor for a detailed ‘Description of the RICS HomeBuyer (Survey) Service’ leaflet.

“Providing you with advice to make an informed decision.”

Service features

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Describes the construction and condition of the property on the date of the inspection.
Aims to identify any problems that need urgent attention or are serious.
Aims to identify things that need to be investigated further to prevent serious damage.
Aims to tell you about problems that may be dangerous.
Aims to show up potential issues and defects, before any transaction takes place.
Aims to help you decide whether you need extra advice before committing to purchase
Aims to enable you to budget for any repairs or restoration.
Aims to advise you on the amount of ongoing maintenance required in the future.
Provides a reinstatement cost to help you avoid under or over-insurance.
Provides a market valuation.
Aims to establish how the property is built, what materials are used and how these will perform in the future.
Aims to describe visible defects, plus exposing potential problems posed by hidden defects.
Aims to outline the repair options and give you a repair timeline, whilst explaining the consequences of not acting.
Where practical and agreed, provides an estimate of costs for identified repairs.
Provides specific comments on energy efficiency.