We offer Homebuyer Reports and Full Structural survey reports, as well as valuation reports and RICS condition reports.
A home is the most expensive purchase most people ever make – and purchasing a home is not without risk – getting a Homebuyer survey report from an RICS member will help highlight any problems that could lead to expensive surprises later.
A survey should not be confused with a mortgage valuation report. The mortgage valuation will give your mortgage lender assurance for its loan. It will not give you an assessment of the condition of the property, or advice about repairs and maintenance.
According to a recent survey of home buyers, of the one in four who relied solely on a mortgage valuation report, 25% needed to undertake unplanned work in the first year, amounting to an average cost of over £1,100 (RICS/GfK NOP Business research).
Having survey reports conducted by an RICS member will give you:
Although we hold a license to produce the RICS Homebuyer report, we find it can be a bit ‘tick-box-y’ – we have therefore developed our own Homebuyer + version, which goes into full written detail on the condition of the property, with an element description, and includes remedial costs.
Our detailed homebuyer report includes the following:
Different homes require different types of survey reports, and our fees vary depending on the property being purchased: please get in touch today for a competitive quote for a detailed and thorough report on your property.
We are in fact the only bit of the home buying process that can potentially save you money!