Homebuyer Report

Knowing which type of report to choose can be confusing, so we’re here to help. Simply complete the form for a FREE Homebuyers Consultation with one of our Chartered Surveyors and we’ll get in touch to offer expert advice.

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Whether you are buying, renting, selling or just maintaining your property, we’re here to help!”

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    5 star review  Very positive experience. Prompt, polite and quick, just a few questions and my inspection was done. Would highly recommend them.

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WHAT IS A HOMEBUYERS REPORT?


A Homebuyer Report is a comprehensive check of the property you own or the property you wish to purchase. The report will help you identify any building defects and raise your awareness to any issues that there may be with the property. Commissioning a Home Buyers Report is an integral part of purchasing any property and it can assist you in negotiating a more suitable purchase price.

Our RICS qualified building surveyors will assess the condition of all parts of the property. This will include, but not be limited to, cracks, damp, structural defects, foundations, roofs and drainage. Based on the assessment, the surveyor will produce a Homebuyer Report that will enable you to make an educated decision on your property purchase and heighten your awareness to any hidden costs.


Watch this video to learn more about why commissioning a Homebuyers Report is so important.

You can also click on the button below to download an example report.




FREE DRONE SURVEY WITH EVERY HOMEBUYER REPORT



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WHAT IS A HOMEBUYERS REPORT?




A Homebuyer Report is a comprehensive check of the property you own or the property you wish to purchase. The report will help you identify any building defects and raise your awareness to any issues that there may be with the property. Commissioning a Home Buyers Report is an integral part of purchasing any property and it can assist you in negotiating a more suitable purchase price.

Our RICS qualified building surveyors will assess the condition of all parts of the property. This will include, but not be limited to, cracks, damp, structural defects, foundations, roofs and drainage. Based on the assessment, the surveyor will produce a Homebuyer Report that will enable you to make an educated decision on your property purchase and heighten your awareness to any hidden costs.


click on the button below to download an example report

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RICS HOME SURVEYS – LEVELS 1, 2 & 3

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RICS is the world’s leading qualification when it comes to professional standards in land, property and construction.

In a world where more and more people, governments, banks and commercial organisations demand greater certainty of professional standards and ethics, attaining RICS status is the recognised mark of property professionalism.

With SURVEYING PEOPLE, you can be confident that your surveyor will be a qualified member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

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Since 1868, RICS has been committed to setting and upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity – providing impartial, authoritative advice on key issues affecting businesses and society.

RICS is a regulator of both its individual members and firms. Being a ‘RICS Regulated Firm’ enables SURVEYING PEOPLE to maintain the highest standards and provide our clients with confidence of both our knowledge and experience in the property sector.

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Which Home Survey is Best for you?

If you have the report reference number (RRN) or know the address of the property, you can easily retrieve an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) by going to the appropriate register.

RICS Level 1 Home Survey

Condition Report – Click Here


RICS Level 2 Home Survey

Homebuyer Report – Click Here


RICS Level 3 Home Survey

Building Survey – Click Here

What are the benefits of having a Homebuyers report?


Reducing your energy bills can be critical. Fuel bills are rising, and we need to save money and help to save the environment. Avoiding carbon emissions is a challenge for every property. A lot of older buildings weren’t built with energy performance in mind. This is where Surveying People can help. We can provide energy reports that will offer guidance and insight to your frequently asked questions.

An EPC certificate will give buyers or tenants a detailed assessment of the current rating of the property. It will also list recommendations and guidelines about how to improve energy efficiency in the future. This means that together we can start to build a more energy efficient environment. Alongside a gas safety certificate and a ECIR, this will ensure that your property is safe and that it appears on the gov.uk EPC Register.

How long does the Homebuyer Survey take?

The Assessor will take approximately 2 Hours to carryout the Homebuyers survey. Larger family homes can take up to 3 Hours to complete.

The main determining factor is the size of the property and the number of defects present, but the layout of the property is also a factor. Surveys on property’s with cellars, garages and outbuildings can take longer with some larger estates taking up to half a day. Please note: Time does NOT affect your Home Buyer Survey cost.

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What happens during the Home Buyers Survey?

A qualified and accredited RICS Building Surveyor will visit the property to undertake the Homebuyer survey.

The RICS Building Surveyor will need access to all areas in order to accurately assess the condition of the property. The Home Buyers Survey will cover such things as windows, doors, walls, floors, ceilings, roof space, foundations, cracking, damp, drainage, heating/cooling systems, levels of insulation, electrical installation, fixtures & fittings, etc. Once the survey is finished, the findings will be used to compile the Homebuyer Report, which will be issued within 5 working days of the Homebuyer Survey.

Can the property fail a Homebuyers Report?

A RICS Homebuyers Report ranks each building element of the property using a traffic light system (red, amber, green) – there is no pass or fail.


However, if you are renting out your home, the law requires the EPC to show a minimum rating of E for all new tenancies and – as from April 2020 – all existing tenancies. This means you will need to request access to the property for the EPC to be carried out.


There are no restrictions on selling your property. However, you will need a valid EPC in order to put your property up for sale on the open market.

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But doesn’t my Mortgage provider have a Home Survey done?


Reducing your energy bills can be critical. Fuel bills are rising, and we need to save money and help to save the environment. Avoiding carbon emissions is a challenge for every property. A lot of older buildings weren’t built with energy performance in mind. This is where Surveying People can help. We can provide energy reports that will offer guidance and insight to your frequently asked questions.

An EPC certificate will give buyers or tenants a detailed assessment of the current rating of the property. It will also list recommendations and guidelines about how to improve energy efficiency in the future. This means that together we can start to build a more energy efficient environment. Alongside a gas safety certificate and a ECIR, this will ensure that your property is safe and that it appears on the gov.uk EPC Register.

What if the RICS Surveyor finds something wrong with the property?

The Assessor will take approximately 2 hours to carryout the survey. Larger family homes can take up to 3 hours to complete.

The main determining factor is the size of the property but the layout of the property is also a factor. Commercial, or Non-Domestic surveys can take considerably longer with some large commercial buildings taking a full day or even longer. Please note: Time does NOT affect your EPC Certificate cost.

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What happens after the Home Buyers Survey?

A qualified and accredited Domestic Energy Assessor will visit the property to undertake the Energy Performance Certificate survey.

The Assessor will need access to all rooms in order to accurately measure the property and examine the critical items of the property such as the heating/cooling systems, levels of insulation, the type and material of the window, lighting, etc. Once the survey is finished, the data is uploaded into a software program which then calculates both the current level of energy efficiency.

What will happen if I do not have a RICS Homebuyer Survey?


In April 2018 Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards introduced made it a legal requirement for all privately owned properties to have an EPC rating of at least an ‘E’ before they are sold or let. The legislation applies to both domestic and commercial properties, although there are some exemptions, for example if a property is a listed building. 

Those who fail to make the necessary changes will be subject to the appropriate fines: up to £5,000 for domestic dwellings and up to £150,000 for non-domestic properties. 

Professional Home Buyer Surveyors in London

We are a leading team of Professional Surveyors providing accurate, meticulous and unerring survey reports to our clients. We conduct property and Building Surveys of residential buildings, commercial offices, hospitals, schools, corporate buildings and large properties.


Our team has a wide range of surveying experience and offers detailed technical knowledge, valuable insights and professional advice. We believe in nurturing a symbiosis with our clients and tailoring all our services according to clients’ needs and requirements. You will be more than satisfied after receiving our premium survey reports and technical advice.


We offer our clients a wealth of talent with specialization and proficiency in commercial and residential property and present them with a unique and innovative solution to every problem.


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Our professional development and Building Surveyors enable us to provide the most premium survey reports to our clients. Market knowledge coupled with understanding the development process allows us to identify sites and offer a complete project management disposal package. We take pride in ourselves for always providing innovative solutions that help unlock the potential of complex properties.


With timely and appropriate communication throughout the process, we provide our clients with the most reliable and acknowledgeable results. Your building survey will be 100% accurate, and you will be utterly satisfied with the results.


A Commercial Building Survey is a detailed inspection and report of the construction material and condition of the property. It needs thorough expertise, market knowledge and accurate estimation skills. Only a skilled professional like Surveying People can easily do such a task. If you are thinking about a freehold property purchase or want to lease on commercial property, we provide the best Commercial Building Surveys tailored to the client’s needs and requirements.

Having a professional commercial building surveyor is always leverage to have. Whether you are planning to alter the condition of the premises, you are having advice for professional refurbishment, reconfiguration, or remodeling. Surveying People will always help you out by providing professional and calculated surveys and consultations.


Within our professional team of Property Surveyors in London, we are specialized in building surveys. Whether it is a residential building or a commercial and corporate office, you will always find us the most experienced one in the field. All our team members are professionally trained and are members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). We specialize in generating accurate urban surveys. We customize our reports according to clients’ requirements. We give specific costings for necessary repair works. We also provide consultations about minor repairs that can potentially lead to more significant damage in future. This will save you money and time.


Our Survey Reports will provide you with complete details about the construction material, building condition, maintenance liability, and overall cost. This enables our clients to make the most appropriate decision on the spot. Based on our comprehensive and detailed surveys, they can either choose to buy or rent a property or sell or reconfigure a building. You will be delighted and impressed by the professional and straightforward advice that we provide in terms of property or building condition, or whether you must sell or buy a building or not. You will be highly relieved by our services as Surveying People got it all covered for you. It is the overall condition and material used in a building that defines it. No building has certainty, but knowledgeable facts and figures support the best ones. Hence, a building survey enables us to comprehend different aspects of the building and their importance. In a nutshell, a Building Survey allows you to identify the exact worth of the building and its liabilities in terms of maintenance.


Surveying People aims at providing the most accurate and detailed building and house surveys. Our surveys draw a clear sketch of the scenario in front of our clients so that they can make appropriate decisions in time.

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