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Home Buyers Reports

The RICS Home Buyer’s Report (“HBR”) is a survey most suited to flats, apartments and modern properties.

Presented in a pro-forma style, the HBR is technically a less detailed property inspection than a Building Survey. However, all aspects of a building that are readily and safely accessible, visible from ground or upper floor levels and which can be examined without risk of causing damage to the property are looked at.

This means that the HBR is still a comprehensive review of the property in question and enables the buyer to proceed through the purchase process with confidence. The results of the report can also help the buyer to step back from making an offer, if the property is found to have considerable problems. We understand how stressful property buying can be, which is why we aim to make our part of the process as swift, efficient and helpful as possible.

The HBR report typically provides:

  • A valuation.
  • Advice on any repairs that are needed immediately.
  • Guidance on any additional specialist reports that will be required.
  • An overview of the general condition of the property.
  • Consideration of any major issues that affect the current value & potential resale in the future. These can include both structural and legal matters.

The report focuses on concerns that may require urgent attention or which customers should be aware of when negotiating a purchase price for the property.

A valuation can be provided for an additional fee.

For convenience the report is set out with a ‘Traffic Light’ coding system of Red, Amber & Green for each element of the Building.

The timescale for a Home Buyers Report is typically 3–5 days depending on availability and access.


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"Frank and the team at Castles have done many surveys for me and they have always been professional, efficient and provided an excellent service. I can highly recommend them. "

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"We have used the services of Castles Surveyors on many occasions both in regard to personal matters and on behalf of clients. We have always received an excellent professional service and matters have been dealt with in a friendly and efficient way. "

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"I have dealt with Castles Surveyors for over 15 years and can honestly say that they are the only company that I would use myself or recommend to friends and family. To say that they are experts in their field would be an understatement. Frank Hill and his team have always gone the extra mile whether it be with flexible appointment times or the aftersales customer care where they will actually take the time to speak to client to discuss any points highlighted in their reports. A truly great company with ‘old school’ customer care that’s rarely found these days. Top Marks!!!! "

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