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HomeBuyer Reports Battle

Southdown Surveyors have extensive experience providing clients throughout Battle & Sussex with professional RICS HomeBuyer Reports.

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Buying a property is one of the most important and most expensive financial investments made in a lifetime. It is important therefore to have all the relevant information on a property before committing to its purchase.

Southdown Surveyors offer expert advice and professional assistance to those looking to purchase properties throughout Battle and the South East. Established in 2006, we have specific experience helping clients in and around the areas of Battle, Bexhill and Hastings with detailed surveys and reports. As a local, independent practice, our services are tailored to satisfy specific needs, providing clients with the information they require to make informed decisions on their prospective property purchases. With Southdown Surveyors you receive a friendly and personal service with competitive fees. 

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is one of our many services on offer. This report is instructed by you, undertaken in your interest and delivered directly to you for your own personal use. The reporting format is ideal for standard construction properties, in a reasonable condition and of reasonable size. Designed to be an economy report by the RICS, the RICS HomeBuyer Report assesses the overall condition of the property identifying any immediate and/or urgent problems (significant defects) observed by the Surveyor, which may affect its value. The main differences as identified by the RICS are outlined on this PDF. Included within the RICS Homebuyer Report is the option to include a market valuation and rebuild cost assessment (for your insurance purposes). Ordinarily, if you are relying on a mortgage to fund your purchase, your lender will instigate the undertaking of a ‘Valuation’. It is important to rememebr that this is only a very basic report which does not specifically address the condition of the property and is ultimately undertaken for the lender’s benefit, not the purchaser.

Survey Levels

RICS HomeBuyer Report (HBR) - Survey level two:

Most suited to conventional properties in a reasonable condition, this report provides more detailed information and offers the choice of either a survey, or a survey and valuation.

  • HomeBuyer Report (survey) - Includes all the features of the RICS Condition Report. It also includes advice on defects that may affect the property with repairs and ongoing maintenance advice.
  • HomeBuyer Report (survey & valuation) - Includes all the features of the RICS Condition Report, plus a market valuation and insurance rebuild costs. It also includes advice on defects that may affect the value of the property with repairs and ongoing maintenance advice.

RICS Building Survey - Survey level three: 

Essential for older or larger properties, or if you’re planning major works. This is the most comprehensive report, providing you with an in-depth analysis of the property's condition and including advice on defects, repairs and maintenance options.

Obtaining a HomeBuyer Report from Southdown Surveyors equips you with the necessary knowledge to make an informed decision as to whether or not you would like to perhaps re-negotiate the purchase price of the property, and/or progress the acquisition at all - potentially saving you both time, money and stress!

For more information on the services we provide in Battle, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Give us a call on 01323 739183, fill in the form above, or email us at info@southdownsurveyors.com where we will respond as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

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