Home Surveying

Home Buyers Reports

Purchasing a house or other property to live or work in is the biggest financial commitment most people will make in their lifetime, astonishingly as many as 80% of purchasers do not commission an independent building survey or inspection.

The RICS HomeBuyer Report was designed by the RICS as a cost effective method of minimising risk. The HomeBuyer Report is designed to provide buyers with enough information to make a reasoned and informed decision on whether to proceed with their purchase.

The report covers the building inside and outside, the services and the site, and includes specific sections on all the main elements including roofs, walls, floors and joinery. Each element is given a condition rating for easy reference:

Condition rating 1 (green):  No repair is currently needed. The property must be maintained in the normal way.

Condition rating 2 (amber):  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 (red):  Defects that are serious and/or need to be repaired, replaced or investigated urgently.

Property related risks including movement, dampness and timber defects are also given their own section. In addition the report contains both a current market value and the cost of reinstatement for insurance purposes.

We are always happy to provide additional services beyond the scope of the standard package, such as a specification for future works, which may be useful when sourcing a builder to undertake repairs.

Linchpin Ltd RicsIf you would like to know more about our services or to discuss whether we could help you with a particular matter please contact us by telephone on 0113 3884802, or by e mail on info@linchpinltd.co.uk
Linchpin Ltd, West One, 114 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 1BA / The Old Rectory, Thornton in Craven, Skipton, BD23 3TN