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Homebuyers Reports (HBR)

Make informed home purchases with our Homebuyers Reports, identifying potential issues and necessary repairs before you buy.

Homebuyers Reports (HBR)2023-10-18T13:45:15+01:00

Surveying Services

Homebuyers Reports (HBR)

Why choose Andrews Eades for your Homebuyers Report (HBR)?

A Homebuyers Report is a type of pre-purchase survey but with a slightly lower level of detail included than our full building surveys. Nevertheless, an HBR would still cover all the main elements of the building, its grounds and its utilities / services.

Our HBRs are presented using the RICS HBR template, which includes a traffic light rating system to help identify any issues and how serious they are considered to be. A selection of photographs is also included to help illustrate the identified issues.

Please note, if your property pre-dates 1945 then we would recommend that you have a full building survey as the construction details and materials and vary significantly in older properties, and thus our bespoke building survey is better structured to deal with such properties.

Every surveyor in our team that undertakes HBRs is a chartered building surveyor registered with the RICS, and therefore has the expert level of knowledge and experience required to undertake such surveys.

  • Homebuyer Reports incorporating the RICS traffic light rating system and photographs.
  • High level of information and analysis presented on the chosen property.
  • Gives comprehensive picture of the property before agreeing final purchase details.
  • Highly experienced and knowledgeable chartered building surveyors undertake each survey.

Precision in Property Assessment

Experience meticulous surveying that leaves no stone unturned. Inquire today for in-depth insights into your property’s condition.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve picked out some answers to the most popular questions we get asked by clients and potential customers about our Surveying Services.

To read our full list of frequently asked questions, please click here.

Do I need a survey when buying a property?2023-08-24T11:03:00+01:00

For most people a house is the most expensive purchase they will ever make in their lives, and whilst there is no requirement to have a survey when purchasing a property, we would always recommend that a survey is undertaken. Houses are complex structures with many hidden elements, and it is only through a great deal of experience and knowledge that one of our RICS accredited chartered surveyors can provide a comprehensive report on its construction and condition.

A survey will serve a variety of purposes when purchasing a property, from making a purchaser aware of any defects and issues within the building, to helping negotiate a reduction in purchase price due to unforeseen issues, to walking away from the purchase altogether when the property has some serious issues.

What will the survey tell me?2023-08-24T11:05:32+01:00

We endeavour to provide a clear concise survey to provide advice from which to negotiate further on price if necessary. We look for defects and advise on the cause, effect and remedy.

Do you negotiate a dilapidations claim on behalf of a tenant or lessee?2023-08-24T11:04:36+01:00

Yes, in addition to producing a dilapidations claim for the landlord we can also act for a tenant or lessee. In this scenario we would advise the tenant or lessee with regards to their repairing obligations and negotiate the claim on their behalf to try and reduce their liability, ultimately saving them money.

I have a specific defect with my current property can you help?2023-08-24T11:06:07+01:00

Yes, we are able to inspect, report and then make recommendations on any specific property defect. This is usually prepared in the form of a letter report and is tailored to suit your specific needs. Please contact us for more information,

More Surveying Services

Learn more about our surveying services below.

Boundary Disputes & Expert Witness Services

Our experts resolve boundary conflicts and provide authoritative testimony when needed, ensuring clarity and resolution for your property matters.

Building Pathology & Defect Inspections

Uncover hidden issues with our Building Pathology services, offering thorough inspections and solutions to address structural defects and deterioration.

Building Surveys

Get a comprehensive overview of a property’s condition with our Building Surveys, empowering you with insights for informed decisions.

Commercial Surveys

Tailored to your businesses and specific requirements, our Commercial Surveys provide valuable insights into property condition, suitability for commercial use and adherence to regulatory requirements.

Insurance Reinstatement Valuations

Ensure proper coverage with our Insurance Reinstatement Valuations, determining the accurate cost of rebuilding in case of damage or loss.

Market Valuations

Our Market Valuations provide up-to-date property assessments, essential for buyers, sellers, and investors seeking property valuation accuracy.

Party Wall Services

Navigate party wall matters smoothly with our Party Wall Services, complying with legal requirements while safeguarding your interests.

Schedules of Condition

Protect your property interests with Schedules of Condition, documenting existing property conditions to avoid disputes during lease agreements.

Schedules of Dilapidations

Ensure compliance with lease obligations through our Schedules of Dilapidations, outlining necessary repairs and maintenance for tenants and landlords.

Snagging Reports

Prioritise quality with our Snagging Reports, identifying and rectifying construction defects and issues in newly-built properties.

Structural Elements Surveys

Gain insight into the structural integrity of your property with our Structural Elements Surveys, focusing on critical building components for safety and durability.

Case Studies

Please browse our case studies section for some examples of previous projects undertaken by the team at Andrews Eades Chartered Surveyors.

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