The RICS Homebuyer report is a mid-level survey, suitable for conventional properties that are in a reasonable condition. All readily accessible parts of the building will be inspected and their condition reported upon. It does not go into the same detail as the RICS Building Survey but will flag up any issues that need to be addressed prior to completion and is sufficient for most properties.

The RICS Homebuyer report is arranged in a standard, easy to read format and utilises a clear traffic light system to highlight issues:

Condition rating 1

No repair is currently needed. The property must be maintained in the normal way

Condition rating 2

Defects that need repairing or replacing but are not considered to be either serious or urgent. The property must be maintained in the normal way.

Condition rating 3

Defects that are serious and/or need to be repaired, replaced or investigated urgently.

A Homebuyer report from Nest Chartered Surveyors also includes clear annotated pictures of any significant issues or defects.

The Homebuyer report will flag any significant issues that you should be aware of prior to purchase but does not describe in detail how to fix them. The report is available both with and without a market valuation and reinstatement cost, depending on your requirements.

Our RICS Homebuyer reports start at around £400 and are typically sent to you via email in 3 working days after the date of the inspection.

Please contact us if you would like to see sample copies of our RICS Homebuyer report or RICS Building survey. We will be happy to discuss your requirements to ensure you receive the correct survey for your needs.

If you have any questions about the services we offer, or would like to book in a survey, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01206 638499 or at