RICS Homebuyer Report (HBR)


Type of property

Conventional property in reasonable condition.

Type of service

Provides all of the features in the Home Condition Report, plus:

  • The surveyor’s professional opinion on the market value
  • An insurance reinstatement figure for the property
  • Details of significant problems that the surveyor considers may affect the value of the property
  • Advice on repairs and ongoing maintenance issues that need to be investigated to prevent serious damage or dangerous conditions
  • Legal issues that need to be addressed before completing the purchase
  • Information on location, local environment and the recorded energy efficiency (where available)

Reason for service

To help you make an informed judgment on whether to buy a property and this is at a reasonable price. To be clear on the decisions and actions that need to be taken before contracts are exchanged.

For awareness

The HBR can benefit sellers – if commissioned before the property is put on the market, it may alert owners to problems that could later hold up the sale. Potentially allows purchasers to negotiate a better deal with the seller.

Report format

Uses standardized RICS report with clear traffic light ratings system.

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Leonards are an independent partnership established in 1884 as a mixed practice firm of land and estate agents, letting agents, property managers, chartered surveyors and valuers in Hull and East Yorkshire. With such experience comes in depth knowledge meaning we uphold our traditional values whilst providing a modern professional service that is tailored to your individual needs. We not only aim to market your property, but with our helpful and enthusiastic staff we aim to achieve a high level of customer service leading to a successful conclusion of your property transaction.

Head Office

  • 512 Holderness Road
  • Hull
  • East Yorkshire
  • HU9 3DS

Brough Office

  • 59 Welton Road
  • Brough
  • East Yorkshire
  • HU15 1AB

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