RICS HomeBuyer Survey

Before committing to the purchase of a property, you need to know whether there are any maintenance or repair issues you will be taking on. It may have a number of defects of which you are unaware, and a qualified Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors member will be able to identify them for you.

The RICS HomeBuyer report and valuation is produced in the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) format, and provides a clear and professional document using colour coded condition ratings for each of the building elements. The report gives details of the general condition of the property and any significant defects, as well as the condition of the services and any garages and permanent outbuildings. A valuation is provided together with a figure for insurance reinstatement cost (Insurance Reinstatement Valuation). The report also highlights the specific risks to the property, and includes issues for your legal advisors and environmental information.

It will help you:

  • Make an informed decision on whether to proceed with the purchase;
  • Decide what is a reasonable price to pay for the property;
  • Take account of any repairs or maintenance that the property requires;
  • Consider if you need any further specialist advice before exchanging contracts.

For further information on the RICS HomeBuyers survey please click the links below.

The RICS HomeBuyers Service   Sample RICS HomeBuyer Survey report

Alternatively you may wish to choose an RICS Building Survey

The document below will help you make a decision between the RICS HomeBuyers survey and the RICS Building Survey, or we will be happy to discuss this with you.

RICS Building Survey