HomeBuyer Report (Survey Only) – Update


I set this business up to take a step back from the rat race of commercial consultancy and the primary vehicle to do this was the HomeBuyer Report. This is a survey product offered by the RICS and is the survey product everyone has heard of and asks for.

Last year the RICS did some work and identified that the valuation element could be dropped and this would allow those of us who do not want to get involved with valuation. The ‘survey only’ version of the report has been expected since then. In July this year the Practice Note was issued and a date for the launch was mooted. In August this year I received confirmation that the ‘New’ RICS HomeBuyer Report Survey (without the valuation) would be launched on the 12th of September.

This morning I was advised that the report has not been launched and they no longer have a fixed date for launch.

Those who I have already got booked on will be offered an upgrade to the RICS Building Survey. Going forward if we don’t get a firm date on the RICS HomeBuyer Report Survey I will look to switch to the SAVA Home Condition Report.

If you’re looking to purchase a property (residential or commercial) in Leeds, York or South Yorkshire please feel to drop me a line for  some advice. I have experienced Chartered Building Surveyors covering these areas ready to help. pete@peteflintmurray.com