Rics HomeBuyer's report

The most popular type of survey, and the standard choice for most properties that are in a reasonable condition. If you’re buying an unusual or period property, or one that requires significant renovation, it’s best to upgrade to a building survey.

What does it include?

  • More detailed than a condition report
  • Highlights problems, such as damp and subsidence
  • Includes advice on necessary repairs and ongoing maintenance
  • Points out anything that doesn’t meet current building regulations
  • Non-intrusive - the surveyor will not look behind furniture or under floorboards, so they’ll only be able to identify ‘surface-level’ problems
  • Includes a market valuation and rebuild cost
  • Takes around two to four hours to complete

For a more detailed description of the RICS HomeBuyers report please download the pdf below: