RICS HomeBuyers Report (Survey)

The RICS HomeBuyers Reports provide professional advice and information on the most urgent or serious issues on the condition of the property and and ideal for more modern properties.

RICS HomeBuyers Reports (Survey) include 

  • 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;
  • Issues that need to be investigated to prevent serious damage or dangerous conditions;
  • Legal issues that need to be addressed before completing your purchase;
  • Information on location, local environment and energy efficiency (if available)

The report includes the following sections

  1. Introduction to the Report
  2. About the inspection
  3. Overall opinion and summary of the condition ratings
  4. About the property
  5. Outside the property
    1. Chimney stacks
    2. Roof covering
    3. Rainwater pipes and guttering
    4. Main walls
    5. Windows
    6. Outside doors
    7. Conservatory and porches
    8. Other joinery and finishes
  6. Inside the property
    1. Roof structure
    2. Ceilings
    3. Walls and partitions
    4. Floors
    5. Fireplaces, chimney breasts and flues
    6. Built in fittings
    7. Woodwork
    8. Bathroom fittings
  7. Services
    1. Electricity
    2. Gas/ oil
    3. Water
    4. Heating
    5. Water heating
    6. Drainage
  8. Grounds (including shared areas for flats)
  9. Issues for your legal advisers
  10. Risks
  11. Surveyor’s declaration

You may also wish to consider the suitability of a RICS HomeBuyers Report that includes a valuation and figure for insurance reinstatement too. 

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