The RICS HomeBuyer Report (HBR) is a survey report that has been designed to give you concise information about the condition of a property.
The RICS HomeBuyer Report uses a clear traffic-light coding system to describe the condition of each area of the property, and highlight any problems your surveyor has identified. The report also includes a valuation of the property to help you decide what is a reasonable price to pay.
The report is written in plain English and broken down into the following sections:
- What is included and how the inspection is carried out
- A summary of condition ratings and the surveyor’s overall opinion of the property
- Features of the property
- Elements outside of the property
- Elements inside of the property
- Services (such as electricity, gas, and water)
- Garages, permanent outbuildings and grounds
- Issues for your legal advisers
- Risks to the building (for example any damp, timber and structural movement), grounds, people and other areas
- Market value
- What to do next
- Maintenance tips
- A house diagram
This service is broadly equivalent to RICS level 2 which is described on the RICS website at www.rics.org/homesurveys.