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RICS Homebuyer Survey and Report

RICS Homebuyer Survey

A RICS homebuyer survey is a professional service designed and recommended by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors to evaluate and report the property’s condition. It is easy to view a property and like the look and feel of it. A homebuyer survey looks beyond that initial impression.

A RICS qualified surveyor would assess the condition of all parts of the property. The surveyor will assess a variety of areas such as cracks, damp, roof etc. Based on the assessment, the surveyor will produce a RICS prescribed HomeBuyer report.

Why do I need a RICS homebuyer survey?

A homebuyer report will help you understand about what you are really buying.

If you are making an investment in a property, you would like to be well informed. While you might not find out hidden issues of a home until after you buy, a homebuyer survey reduces that risk significantly.

Homebuyer survey is a comprehensive check of your potential property, so that you are well equipped to deal with potential issues. The survey can help you identify any potential deal-breakers that might make you think twice about your investment.

The report may also help you negotiate the property price due to any discovered issues.

What type of properties require Homebuyer Survey

Homes built within last 50 years, made of standard construction material, and without any significant repair or extensions are suitable for Homebuyer survey.

  • You need a survey if you want to make sure that the property is in the condition that was stated when you viewed it.
  • If the property seems to have everything going for it but the price is surprisingly low, a homebuyer survey might give you an example of why that it is.
  • This will help you to determine if the work that is needed is worth the savings, or whether or not you should continue your search elsewhere.

How much does it cost?

HouzeCheck provide RICS homebuyer report at a low fixed fee. The fixed fees (including VAT) are:

  • Upto 2-bed flat: £449
  • 2/3-bed house: £499
  • 4-bed house: £549
  • 5-bed house: £599

We can add market valuation to the report for additional £100 (including VAT).

Need a homebuyer survey? Get in touch!

So, if you are in need of help with getting a homebuyer survey, then we are here to help you out. Just contact our team here at and we’ll be happy to carry out your RICS homebuyer survey for you in the shortest space of time!

Alternatively, you may call our contact center on 0330 113 1133.

Book Surveyor for RICS Homebuyer Report

fixed fees (including VAT): 2-bed(flats only) £449 | 2/3-bed £499 | 4-bed £549 | 5-bed £599
* For properties above £1 million, there is additional fee