Hertfordshire Chartered Surveyors

Home Buyer Report – What is it?

21 Aug

Home Buyer Report – What is it?

The HomeBuyer Report is less detailed than the Building Survey but the interior and exterior
of the property are still inspected. The surveyor will provide information as to the construction
and general condition of the property, identify any risks and defects and highlight matters that
need to be referred to your Legal Adviser. It identifies what the Surveyor considers to be the
most important issues and applies a condition rating to the defects identified.

This Report is more suitable for flats, bungalows and houses that are in a reasonable condition
and of traditional construction.

People buying standard types of houses or flats often feel that the cost of a report is just another
expense on top of all the others. The Home Buyer Report seeks to address this issue by
providing buyers with useful information at a reasonable cost.

The report will usually take around 2 hours to complete and will be sent out to you within 5
working days from the date of the survey.

RICS Home Buyer Report Summary
• A thorough visual inspection of the interior and exterior of the property.
• A list of issues that our surveyor considers may affect the value of the property
• Advice on repairs and ongoing maintenance
• An overview of the condition of the services based on a visual inspection
• Issues that need to be investigated to prevent serious damage or dangerous conditions
• Legal issues that need to be addressed before completing your conveyancing and information on location, local environment and the recorded energy efficiency
• A highly informative report on the construction of the property or defects identified

Is this the right Survey for me?
• Particularly suited to properties under 80 years.
• A conventional house, flat or bungalow.
• A property in reasonable condition
• Built from traditional common building materials