HomeBuyer Report

Are you looking for a HomeBuyer Report for the property you are thinking of buying?

Surveyor Local can find you a local, RICS-qualified surveyor to attend the property, carry out a full inspection and produce for you a report that goes into detail about its condition. With Surveyor Local, you can get a free, instant quote for this type of survey, as well as for a Building Survey or Property Valuation.

If you are ready to start the process, get a free HomeBuyer Report quote.

What is a HomeBuyer Report?

A HomeBuyer report is carried out by an RICS-qualified surveyor. This type of survey looks at any visible defects and the surveyor aims to comment on the condition of the property, both internally and externally. The aim of a HomeBuyer Report is to bring to light any defects in the property, so that a potential buyer can make an informed decision about the purchase.

How do I choose the right survey?

There are three different survey reports on offer: HomeBuyer Report; Building Survey; and Property Valuation Report. You can compare the types of property surveys here.

The HomeBuyer Report  This is a general survey of a property, remarking on any visible issues or defects. If the home being surveyed is of standard construction and was built after 1900, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recommends that the HomeBuyer Report is the most suitable survey to order. The report is delivered in a standardised format for easy reference. This type of report includes a property valuation.

The Building Survey A more in-depth survey of a home, including all accessible areas of the property. RICS do recommend the Building Survey Report for older properties or those properties of non-standard construction. Building surveys are tailored by the individual surveyor and can address any additional questions or concerns from the potential buyer. This type of report does not include a valuation as standard, though if you tell us you want one, we will be able to add this on for you for an extra fee.

The Property Valuation Report The most basic of the three property reports, this is primarily a valuation and will not include details of particular concerns or defects.

Why use Surveyor Local?

We only work with RICS-qualified, local surveyors who are experienced in carrying out HomeBuyer and Building Surveys, as well as Property Valuations. We have an experienced and skilled team, ready to answer any questions you may have before making a decision. Get in touch today to discuss your requirements. Alternatively you can call 0800 038 6667: we are open 9am-8pm weekdays, and 10am-4pm over the weekend. We have special opening hours over holidays such as Easter and Christmas.

Here is a simple video from the RICS about choosing the correct survey: