The HomeBuyer Survey & Valuation is in standardised format as set out by the RICS, and is intended for houses and flats which appear to be in reasonable condition and are not unusual in any terms of construction or other aspects. It provides a focus on essential repairs that are urgent or significant, and also information which may have a material effect on the value. The report is generally priced lower than a Building Survey.
When we provide the RICS Homebuyer Survey, we inspect and report on the following (accessible) areas within the property:
General: Location, Type of property and construction, Accommodation, Tenure, Market valuation, Area of property (sq m), Reinstatement cost, Energy and environment rating (if known), Building regulations, Guarantees, Risks to the building, Risks to grounds, Risks to people.
External: Roof coverings, Chimney stacks, Rainwater pipes and gutters, Main walls, Windows, Outside doors, Conservatory and porches, Joinery, External decoration.
Internal: Roof structure, Ceilings, Walls and partitions, Floor, Fireplace, Chimney breasts, Flues, Fixtures and fittings, Joinery and woodwork, Bathroom fittings, Internal decoration, Electricity, Gas, Water, Heating, Water heating, Drainage, Common services, Garage, Grounds and boundaries (the site).