What is it?
This is the most popular survey report and suitable for most properties. It comments on every building element and includes photographs to show you any identified defects. It gives a clear summary of problems that may affect the property's value and provides advice on repairs and maintenance. It also gives information on the area, environment and energy efficiency as well as any legal considerations.
The Home Buyer Report is a non-invasive survey so is limited to what the surveyor can actually see so they won’t be lifting up carpets or moving heavy furniture.
The surveyor typically takes two to three hours to thoroughly inspect the property and you can usually expect to receive the completed Home Buyer Report within a few days.
How much does it cost?
Costs will vary according to the size of the property but for the average size property you should expect to pay £495 for the survey
What to expect:
Take a look at this sample Homebuyer Report from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).