RICS Homebuyer Service
A house is the most expensive outlay that most of us will ever make. Before you decide to commit yourself legally, you can limit the risks by asking a Chartered Surveyor to answer the following questions for you:
- What is a reasonable price to pay for the property?
- Are there any serious or urgent defects or specific risks with the property?
A Homebuyer Survey and Valuation, often shortened to "Homebuyer's Report", will help you make a reasoned and informed decision on whether to go ahead with buying a property. The service is designed for a lay person who is seeking a professional opinion at an economic price.
The focus of the service is on assessing the general condition of the main elements of a property and identifying and evaluating the particular features that affect its value.
Arranging your own survey is the simple, cost effective way to avoid unpleasant - and perhaps expensive - surprises after moving in. In some cases, the surveyor's report may allow you to renegotiate the price of the property.