This popular mid-price survey is suitable for most residential properties built after 1800, with the option to include a valuation in the colour-coded report.

This is a mid-price range survey which gives you the option to have a valuation as well. It’s suitable for most residential properties built after 1800. We’ll look at all critical elements which may need urgent attention and advise you accordingly.

Our appraisal will determine any elements which may need urgent attention, so you can make an informed decision before you sign on the dotted line, budgeting for necessary repairs or re-negotiating the purchase price if necessary.

Want to find out more about the differences between a building survey and homebuyer report? We’ve put together this simple infographic to help you understand.

What we Inspect for a Home Buyer Report

We inspect the interior and exterior of the main building and all permanent outbuildings, but we don’t disturb the fabric of the building by, for example, lifting carpets and floorboards or removing roof tiles, neither do we move furniture or empty cupboards. We also examine any visible elements of the electricity, gas/oil, water, heating and drainage systems, but we don’t test them.

Our Home Buyer Report Inspection Process

Our inspection of roofs, chimneys and high-level surfaces on the outside of the building is from ground level, and, if necessary, with the help of binoculars, rather than climbing ladders. From the inside, we will go into the roof space, if it’s accessible, to check the structure of the roof, although this won’t involve lifting insulation material.

For your convenience, we give condition ratings to the parts of your property we’ve inspected. The report is colour-coded, allowing you to see potential problems at a glance.


Defects that 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.

In our report, we note if we’re unable to check any parts of the property that the inspection would normally cover. If we’re concerned, we’ll advise you about any further investigations that could be carried out, though we don’t recommend how repairs should be carried out or tell you how much it might cost.


  • Thank you again for your very thorough and helpful report. it will become the backbone of our efforts to maintain the house in the coming months and years, hopefully, if all goes well.

  • Just to let you know we have completed on Sheridan Place and are moving in at the weekend. Your survey is proving very useful as we commence the repairs and improvements etc. Thanks again for a job well done.

  • Thank you. It was nice to meet you and have a chat. I like the fact that you give clients verbal feedback following your survey, a nice personal touch and very useful.