RICS Homebuyer Report
Choose this popular report if you need more extensive information whilst buying or selling a conventional house, flat or bungalow, built from common building materials and in reasonable condition.

RICS Homebuyer Report

The most popular survey

Choose this report if you need more extensive information whilst buying or selling a conventional house, flat or bungalow, built from common building materials and in reasonable condition.

Designed by the RICS as a cost effective method of minimising risk, the Homebuyer Report is designed to provide buyers with enough information to make a reasoned and informed decision on whether to proceed with their purchase.

The report covers the building inside and out, the services, and the site. It includes specific sections on all the main elements of a building, including roofs, walls, floors and joinery. Each element is given a condition rating for easy reference:

  • Condition rating 1 (green): No repair is currently needed. The property must be maintained in the normal way.
  • Condition rating 2 (amber): Defects that need repairing or replacing but are not considered to be either serious or urgent. The property must be maintained in the normal way.
  • Condition rating 3 (red): Defects that are serious and/or need to be repaired, replaced or investigated urgently.

Property related risks including movement, dampness and timber defects are also given their own section.

Extra information

This is a non-intrusive survey. This means that the surveyor will not look behind or move large furniture, or lift floorboards as part of the survey.

This report is most suitable for standard properties, which are in a reasonable condition.

For a standard size property, we aim to have our survey of your building complete within 2-4 hours from arrival, which may vary for larger or smaller properties. We also aim to have the full report available to you within 5-7 working days of the surveying taking place.

Bristol

Henleaze Business Centre,
13 Harbury Road, Henleaze,
Bristol BS9 4PN
Tel: 01172 872199

Exeter

First Floor 3-4 Cranmere Court,
Marsh Barton
Exeter
EX2 8PW
Tel: 01392 984364

Taunton

Bridge House,
7 Bridge Street
Taunton TA1 1TG
Tel: 01823 765057

Plymouth

24-26 George Place
Plymouth
PL1 3NY
Tel: 01752 936567

Get a Quote Today

If you are in the process of buying a property and would like to arrange an RICS Homebuyer Report please contact us today for a quote.