The RICS Homebuyer Report

The RICS Homebuyer Report is normally appropriate if the property is in reasonable condition and is built using conventional methods and materials.

The RICS Homebuyer Report includes:

  • Advice on repairs and ongoing maintenance.
  • The surveyor’s professional opinion on the “Market Value” of the property.
  • An insurance reinstatement figure for the property.
  • A list of problems that the surveyor considers may effect the value of the property.
  • Issues that need to be investigated to prevent serious damage or danger.
  • Legal issues that need to be addressed before completing your conveyancing.
  • Information on location, local environment and the recorded energy efficiency (where available).
  • Clear ‘traffic light’ ratings of the condition of different parts of the building, services, garage and outbuildings, showing problems that require varying degrees of attention.
  • A summary of the risks to the condition of the building.
  • Other matters including guarantees, planning and building control issues for your legal advisers.

Click on RICS HBR Description of service for more information about this product.