Homebuyer Reports

RICS Homebuyer's Surveys and Valuation Reports

The RICS Homebuyer Survey, also known as a Homebuyer's Report, is a survey completed to a standard format set out by RICS - it's most suitable for conventional properties built within the last 150 years.

Unlike estate agents' valuations, surveyors' valuation reports are legally binding. Where valuations are for matrimonial or tax purposes, in some cases additional work may be required, particularly where reports are for use in legal proceedings or where court appearances and expert witness work are anticipated.

At Coombs & Co we specialise in surveys for Grade 1 and 2 Listed buildings.

A homebuyer survey valuation includes details of:

• The general condition of the property
• Any major faults in accessible parts of the building
• Urgent problems that need inspecting by a specialist
• Damage to timbers - including woodworm or rot
• Damp-proofing, insulation and drainage (though drains aren't tested)
• Estimated cost of rebuilding the property for insurance purposes
• The value of the property on the open market
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Private and professional valuations completed for the following:

• Matrimonial
• Probate
• Capital gains tax
• Pension asset transfers
• Structural surveys

We also undertake rent reviews, lease renewals and leasehold reform.
Call Coombs & Co Chartered Surveyors today for advice on
01933 412123
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