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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.

I am concerned that my neighbour has started building work close to my property. What should I do?2023-08-24T11:04:03+01:00

If you have not been served with a party wall notice by your neighbour then it may be that the proposed works are not notifiable under the Act, however there are occurrences where the works are notifiable but the neighbour has not served prior notice. In either case we would recommend giving us a call for further advice as the action required will vary depending on the circumstances. In the immediate term however you could ask your neighbour to cease works until confirmation has been provided by a party wall professional, and take photographs of your property to record its condition.

How will you value my property?2023-08-24T11:03:31+01:00

All of our property valuations are formed using expert local knowledge of the housing market in combination with comparable evidence of other properties which have recently been sold in the area. Each valuation will also take into account the specific features of the property, with better amenities and setting often resulting in a higher valuation. Every valuation will be completed by a surveyor who is certified as a RICS registered valuer.

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 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.

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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