RICS homebuyer reports and building surveys

The Homebuyer Survey is cheaper than a Building Survey, but is not as detailed.

The Homebuyer Survey is suitable for most properties, the late Victorian era and also for properties which have not be subject to substantial structural alterations.

The Homebuyer Report concentrates on problems that need to be repaired straight away or that will need carrying out in the near future, in addition to many other aspects.

It advises whether you should buy a particular property if it has issues, provides a suggested purchase and a rebuild figure for insurance purposes.

The report will assist your legal adviser in terms of obtaining all the necessary information and documentation prior to purchase.

A Building Survey Report is a more detailed report that would be suitable for properties pre 1900 or in a particulary poor state of repair.