RICS Home Buyer (Homebuyer) Survey and Valuation

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 The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has designed the Homebuyer (Home Buyer) Survey and Valuation report to provide a prospective purchaser with basic information in a standardised format.

It includes details of:

  • General condition and form of construction.
  • Significant factors which might influence or affect value.
  • Market value.
  • Valuation for insurance.

Information is provided in a simple, straightforward form, easy to read and understand. It has recommendations for ‘action’ clearly stated. Inspection is limited to those parts of the building that can be reached safely and easily using a 3m (10 ft) ladder. It includes inspection of boundaries, outbuildings and overall visual inspection of services. It does not include examination of inaccessible parts or testing of services. Key defects will be identified. It is important to appreciate that the surveyor is not required to provide advice on repair or to comment in detail.

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The SAVA Home Condition Survey is delivered by specially trained and fully-accredited residential property surveyors. It gives you a plain English, jargon-free report on the condition of the property using a simple 1-2-3 rating guide. You will understand any risks and potential expenditure relating to the condition of the property that could crop up when you are settled in.

Your Home Condition Survey means you will know all you need to know about the house you’re about to buy.

Advice you can rely on

To produce a Home Condition Survey, the surveyor must be a member of SAVA, our accreditation scheme which trains and audits the work of surveyors. SAVA members specialise in providing information for buyers and sellers of residential properties.

Andrew R Williams FRICS




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