Established in 2006, Southdown Surveyors are a local, independent practice with extensive experience providing detailed surveys and reports to clients throughout Rye and the South East. 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 personal use. The reporting format is ideal for standard construction properties, in reasonable condition and reasonable size. Designed by the RICS to be an ‘economy’ report, 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 realise 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 for the purchaser.
Obtaining a HomeBuyer Report from Southdown Surveyors equips you with the 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!
Survey level two: RICS HomeBuyer Report (HBR)
This report is most suited to conventional properties which are in reasonable condition. It 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.
Survey level three: RICS Building Survey
Essential for larger or older 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.
At Southdown Surveyors we offer expert advice and professional assistance to those looking to purchase properties throughout Rye and the South East and have specific experience helping clients in and around the areas of Eastbourne, Bexhill and Hastings. For more information on the services we provide, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Give us a call on 01323 739183, fill in the form above, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org where we will respond as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.