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RICS Home Buyer Survey & Valuation Reports


Purchasing a property is the largest expense that most people ever commit to. Commissioning a more in-depth survey of a semiproperty helps a buyer make a more informed decision on whether to proceed with the purchase before entering into a legal commitment.

The RICS Home Buyer Survey & Valuation Report is ideally suited to this process for the average UK dwelling. It is a comprehensive inspection with clear, practical advice, the foundation for which is the modern traffic light system of defect prioritisation.


1No repair is currently needed. The property must be maintained in the normal way.

2Defects that need repairing or replacing, but are not considered to be either serious or urgent. The property must be maintained in the normal way.

3Defects that are serious and/or need to be repaired, replaced or investigated urgently.

The Home Buyers Report is also a very useful document as it includes a re-building cost for insurance purposes and an independent property valuation which is so important in the curent market.

A survey report also gives you a stronger bargaining position with the seller, having a better knowledge of the condition of the property backed up by an independent valuation. You could well save a substantial sum of money.

At Edward Jackson, our surveyors are always happy to discuss any specific issues or concerns that you may have after the inspection has been carried out. We can also offer personal advice, and with prices from £275 + VAT it makes a Home Buyers Survey an excellent investment.


  • Ideally suited for the average property constructed within the last 100 years
  • Reports on the most urgent or serious defects
  • Specialist advice that you may need to obtain prior to purchase
  • A concise, non-technical reporting style, with a clear traffic light coding system
  • Property Valuation & post-survey advice.

For further information, please contact us