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RICS Home Surveys Information Sheet

Homebuyers Survey Fees

Homebuyers Survey Terms

Sample Homebuyers Survey

Building/ Structural Surveys



RICS Homebuyers Report on a 1960s detached house near to Loughborough

Loughborough RICS Homebuyers Surveyors RICS Home Buyers Survey Report 1960 detached house. Problems included damaged and hard to obtain roof tiles, a flat roof holding water, collapsing retaining walls, poor channel arrangements in a drain chamber leading to blockages, a warm air system with potential maintenance and asbestos issues, and leaking balcony surfaces decaying the supporting decks

Loughborough surveyors homebuyers report on a 1935 semi detached house

Our Loughborough surveyors found frost damaged bricks blocked vents and poor insulation that was likely encourage condensation, substandard electrics, a dangerous glass door, potenially dmp quarry tile floors, old ceilings that were at risk of collapse, missing firebreak walls and missing roof linings.

 RICS Homebuyers Survey of a 1910 Loughborough Semi detached house by our independent property surveyors

Our Chartered Surveyors found structural movement, a long standing leak, frost eroded bricks and an insecure ceiling

Homebuyers Report on a 1950's Loughborough Flat

Matters our Building Surveyors noted incuded a leaking car park roof, penetrating damp, an eroded wall damaged by a tree. Our surveyors had particular concerns about the high cost of having to repair the wall and leaking car park roof.


RICS Homebuyers survey report on a Loughborough 1981 semi detached house

As the house was of timber framed construction our surveyors thus took particular care to look for evidence of dampness that might decay the timber frame. Ponding of a flat roof suggested further investigation was required as the deck might not be properly constructed. Such ponding can encourage condensation in the roof void which encourages decay or beetles.



Prepared in an easy to read jargon free standard format designed by the RICS the Homebuyer report aims to help you:

make a reasoned and informed decision on whether to go ahead with buying the property;

make an informed decision on what is a reasonable price to pay for the property;

take account of any repairs or replacements the property needs

consider what further advice you should take before exchanging contracts;

and determine how much to insure the property for

To help describe the condition of the home, the surveyor gives condition ratings to the main parts (or 'elements') of the building, garage, and some parts outside.


Defects which are serious and/or need to be repaired, replaced or investigated urgently.



Defects that need repairing or replacing but are not considered to be either serious or urgent. The property must be maintained in the normal way.



No repair is currently needed. The property must be maintained in the normal way.


Not inspected.


The surveyor also advises and matters that your legal advisers should investigate and imminent risks to the property or people.




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