You cannot rely on a normal basic mortgage valuation to give you the advice you really do need!

People don’t always believe that I can save them hundreds if not thousands of pounds by carrying out a RICS HomeBuyer report on the house they are about to buy but I continue to prove them wrong! Get your own independent survey, save money and get the truth.

If you are about to buy a new home or investment, make sure no unwanted surprises are lurking because failing to have a survey could cost more than you bargained for!

A bank or building society valuation report is only a basic report for the benefit of the mortgage company and does not normally identify the defects that can add up to a considerable amount of money.

The RICS HomeBuyer report is a thorough inspection and report, by me, a qualified member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), on the condition of the house that you’re buying.

So before you commit, make sure you have the RICS HomeBuyer Report to help you:

  • Make an informed decision on whether to go ahead with buying the property;
  • Decide what a reasonable price to pay for the property is;
  • Take account of any repairs or replacements the property needs; and
  • Consider if you need any further advice before exchanging contracts.

The RICS HomeBuyer Service is a Level 2 report and can now be offered with or without a valuation. This professional statement accompanies the RICS HomeBuyer (Survey) Service which does not include a valuation.

This professional statement and accompanying documentation set out mandatory requirements and best practice guidelines for members carrying out an RICS HomeBuyer (Survey) Service.

If a client requires a valuation as part of the standard service, they should be advised to commission an RICS HomeBuyer (Survey & Valuation) Service, which can only be undertaken by a surveyor who is a member of the RICS Valuer Registration Scheme.

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