RICS Homebuyer Report

The RICS Homebuyer Report is designed for houses, bungalows and flats that are of traditional type and construction and are apparently in reasonable condition.

The report identifies the main issues by applying condition ratings to elements of the building, the services and any garages and permanent buildings. The survey tells you whether the defects are serious or urgent. The report also includes an opinion on the market value and reinstatement cost of the property and focuses on the matters which may affect the value of the property is they are not dealt with.

Any defects that do not need repairing or replacing, or any minor matters that do not affect the property, are generally not included in the report.