Homebuyers Survey for London Properties

Is your new property of interest the perfect family home or a building that’s hiding costly problems? Instead of leaving the future of your finances and family’s comfort to chance, let our chartered surveyors provide a RICS HomeBuyer Report, which highlights urgent problems in the property that could end up being your family home for years.

Qualified chartered surveyors frequently find construction issues, utility faults and potential legal disputes when surveying London homes, yet only one in five buyers obtain a RICS HomeBuyer Report before purchasing a property.

At Harding Chartered Surveyors, we can uncover the truth about your potential home’s condition to help you decide whether or not your property of interest is a safe investment. Obtain a free quote or call us to discuss your requirements with a chartered surveyor directly.

How much is a HomeBuyers Survey for London areas cost?

A Homebuyers Survey for London properties varies depending on the size of the property, but the present starting price is £400. The Report details structural issues, such as subsidence and damp, in addition to other severe problems inside and outside of the property. You can also request an additional valuation to see if the home’s asking price reflects its value.  Nowadays, most homebuyers rely on a lender’s mortgage valuation to determine whether or not a property is suitable for their family and if its value is accurate. However, mortgage valuations are far from thorough, and they’re primarily purposed to satisfy the lender rather than the buyer.

RICS HomeBuyer Reports use a traffic light rating system to highlight the most serious property defects and safety issues.

Homebuyers Survey for London Properties



HomeBuyers Report Example

Click on the button below to download a HomeBuyers report example that we produce(also includes our valuation report).

Homebuyers Survey for London Properties
Amel Ahmed

16:15 13 Nov 19

Needed a valuation for a property purchase and can honestly say the service was 1st class from start to finish. Queries were dealt with promptly and followed up via telephone to make sure I was happy with the responses. The team are extremely knowledgeable. Thank you Kate, Albert, David and the rest of the team I will definitely use the company again.

Homebuyers Survey for London Properties
Millie Jones

16:07 30 Oct 19

Harding’s were great – very responsive, gave a very clear and detailed report and were happy to run through their comments with me over the phone.

Homebuyers Survey for London Properties
super taco sunday

15:31 09 Oct 19

They advertise in depth info on their website about offering roof surveys, but when I enquired about doing one for my property they said they couldn’t offer it. They have bull***t information on their website. Other suveryors have been at least more helpful as to why or not they can offer such a service.

Homebuyers Survey for London Properties
Harry Coaker

09:46 22 Aug 19

Dealt with James Brook, very efficient and professional, James had the report sent out to us within 24hrs. would highly recommend.

Homebuyers Survey for London Properties
David Good

10:34 20 Jul 19

Harding Chartered Surveyors are a very professional business who handled a challenging task for us with ease. I highly recommend them and will be using their services again.

Homebuyers Survey for London Properties
Karen Ng

22:30 01 Jul 19

Very efficient service and very detailed report. We are very satisfied.

Homebuyers Survey for London Properties
Karen Ng

22:30 01 Jul 19

Very efficient service and very detailed report. We are very satisfied.

Homebuyers Survey for London Properties
Lily Kwong

10:38 24 Jun 19

Really quick turn around and professional service.

Homebuyers Survey for London Properties
Neill Ghosh

14:22 11 Jun 19

Have used for years and always been very happy. Competitive on service and always good on deadlines and quality. Recommended.

Homebuyers Survey for London Properties
Kevin Loughlin

20:27 28 Mar 19

The surveyor turned up on time as planned to survey the roof, both inside and out, then was happy to discuss it all with us afterwards. Bit tricky in high winds. Report arrived 2 days later, just what we needed. Professional and thorough. Recommended.

Homebuyers Survey for London Properties
Jon Brennan

09:44 01 Mar 19

Quick, responsive and very thorough. Would definitely recommend Hardings to others, and will come back to them the next time I need a survey completed.

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Abi and Andy La Fontaine

20:57 20 Feb 19

Quick, efficient and excellent service. Came as a recommendation from a friend and we’d happily recommend too.

Homebuyers Survey for London Properties
A Google User
16:25 16 Dec 18

Thorough and professional surveyors. Very happy with their service. Highly recommended.

Homebuyers Survey for London Properties
A Google User
15:54 10 Nov 18

Good, thorough, and promptly scheduled homebuyer survey in Fulham. The surveyor called me and explained everything clearly.

Homebuyers Survey for London Properties
A Google User
14:12 18 May 18

We had two homebuyers surveys conducted by James. He was extremely knowledgeable, transparent and went the extra mile to inform my girlfriend and I of the results of each survey. Would highly recommend.

Homebuyers Survey for London Properties
A Google User
10:41 29 Apr 18

I highly recommend David. Very good technical knowledge. He was always available for our questions, which included a detailed call on the same day as the survey. The written survey report was clear, detailed and included pictures and estimates of the cost of repairs.

Homebuyers Survey for London Properties
A Google User
11:16 09 Jan 18

David gave us a fantastic service and has been a huge help during our property purchase process. We have had 2 surveys carried out, both of which were arranged very promptly. Thorough and extremely useful telephone calls and full written reports were received shortly afterwards. David’s reports and advice have been invaluable to us.

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Sarah Dixon

14:13 08 Jan 18

I have worked with David and his team as a buying agent for many years now. The service they offer is an excellent one, timely with a commonsensical approach. I would recommend them to anyone.

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Elif Erdine

14:30 04 Oct 17

Very experienced firm and friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Homebuyers Survey for London Properties


Benefits of a RICS HomeBuyer Report for a London Property

A RICS HomeBuyer Report allows you to:

  • Gauge the Property’s Accurate Value
    If you choose to get a house valuation while having a property surveyed, you’ll know whether the asking price is fair.
  • Ensure the Property Is a Safe Place to Live
    Our RICS HomeBuyer Reports detail severe issues that could potentially put your family’s safety and comfort at risk.
  • Secure A Powerful Bargaining Chip
    By proving a home requires urgent repairs, you can reduce the asking price significantly, especially if you opt for a report with a valuation.
  • Identify Areas for Improvement
    If you decide to move into a problematic property, you’ll already know what work needs to be done thanks to having a RICS HomeBuyer Report.

Is a RICS HomeBuyer Report a Worthwhile Investment?

From as little as £400, you can obtain a RICS HomeBuyer Report while securing peace of mind about the future of your finances and the comfort and safety of your family. You may also end up shaving thousands of pounds off the property’s asking price.
The basic RICS HomeBuyer Report is just one of the building surveys we offer. Don’t forget to get a free quote to see which survey is right for you and how much will it cost, and don’t hesitate to contact our qualified London chartered surveyors on 020 3598 6730 with any questions.