Welcome to Summerfield & Co
Home Buyers Survey
Your local RICS surveyor
Need a Home Buyers Survey?
Summerfield & Co offers a range of property surveys, catering to clients in Salisbury and the surrounding area. Our surveyors are fully qualified and accredited by RICS and RPSA.
We provide a bespoke service, working with you to choose the perfect survey for your prospective property. We offer three categories of the survey:
- Home Condition Survey (RICS Level 1)
- Homebuyers Survey (RICS Level 2)
- Building Survey (RICS Level 3)
The survey we suggest will depend on when the property was built, its general state, and whether any major modifications have been made since the initial construction.
All About The Home Buyers Survey Process From Summerfield & Co
Following initial contact, we will review the property to ensure a Home Buyers Survey is right for you. We will then arrange an inspection.
Typically, surveys are completed during the morning, with general findings discussed with you on the same day. Guidance from RPSA stipulates surveys be full and thorough – something we take very seriously.
During every inspection, we operate all windows, doors, bathroom and kitchen fittings and central heating. All our surveyors are fully qualified and accredited by RICS and RPSA.
The process is non-invasive, and all areas typically opened or used by occupants will be inspected. The surveyor will not lift floorboards or examine the area behind the walls. While on the property, we will take a minimum of 20 pictures.
Following our visit, you will receive a report highlighting potential issues. We may recommend maintenance repairs. We will also allocate a Condition Rating to your property, ranging from Condition 1 to Condition 3.
Why Choose Summerfield & Co
Issues Identified During Home Buyers Survey Inspection
During an inspection, we may detect the following issues that need to be addressed in the property:
Quick Turnaround Time For Home Buyers Survey
Contact us now, and we’ll arrange a call back within 24 hours to discuss your prospective property. We’ll discuss general findings with you on the day of the inspection and send a comprehensive, jargon free final report within five working days!
Frequently Asked Questions About Home Buyers Survey (FAQs)
What is a Homebuyers Report?
RICS (The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) provides comprehensive, unbiased frameworks by which to assess properties and identify potential issues. There are three categories of reports.
A Home Buyers Survey is a Level 2 report and is usually deemed suitable for surveying conventional properties in reasonable condition. By completing a Home Buyers Survey we can identify possible legal issues, hazards and urgent defects – potentially saving you a lot of money!
What if a Home Buyers Survey isn’t right for me?
If the property was built before 1900, or has undergone significant extension or alteration, a Homebuyers Report may not be sufficient to detect potential legal issues, hazards or urgent faults.
In such cases, Summerfield and Co recommend the completion of a Building Survey (RICS Level 3). This is the most detailed home survey and provides comprehensive advice in regard to hidden defects and the estimated lifespan of key elements.
We may recommend repairs and identify long-term problems. We also offer a Home Condition Survey (RICS Level 1). This is our most basic survey, and is perfect for newer builds in good condition.
Is a Home Buyers Survey really worth it?
We think so!
Completing a Home Buyers Survey is not a prerequisite when buying a property, but it could save you a fortune, and ensure the safety of the property’s occupants. The outcome of the report may influence how you approach discussions with the seller of the property.
You may decide to opt-out of the sale altogether, negotiate a lower price, or request that issues are addressed before you purchase the property.