HomeBuyer Report

homebuyersPhilip Carruthers Ltd is an independent, local practice dedicated to providing detailed reports and surveys on properties throughout Exeter and the South West. With extensive experience providing a range of surveys – including Building Surveys and HomeBuyer reports – we ensure a quality and reliable service that will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision on your prospective purchase.

We provide a practical and professional approach and are proud of ensuring complete customer satisfaction. Using our experience, we take knowledge of the local area into account when performing a valuation that is included within a HomeBuyer Report. The report will also give clients detailed information about the structural and overall condition of a property as well as advice on items that will need repair in the short to medium term.

A HomeBuyer Report is a detailed report that follows a careful inspection of all accessible and visible areas of the property with specific focus on immediate and urgent matters that may need attending to straight away or that may be expensive to repair. It is designed to give you the relevant information regarding all the immediate areas of major concern so that you can make an informed decision as to whether or not you wish to proceed with your purchase.

A HomeBuyer Report is less detailed than a comprehensive Building Survey. However, it does give information on all areas of the property including structural movement, the state of the walls, roof, flooring, the presence of any damp, woodworm, rot, and an opinion as to the state of the service installations. An insurance valuation for rebuilding purposes is also included.

A HomeBuyer Report would be recommended when looking at a “standard” property of upto 150 years old that has not been overly extended nor has significant outbuildings. Larger, older or more complex properties would require a more detailed report.

Philip Carruthers Ltd have specific experience in reporting on all property types, particularly with Listed and historic properties, drawing on extensive previous experience to make an informed analysis of the property, presented in an accessible and readable format. We can also offer conservation advice for Listed and historic properties. Philip Carruthers Ltd is not associated with any estate agents or financial institutions, so we ensure impartial and unbiased advice on all surveys and reports carried out.

To request a HomeBuyer report or to find out more about the various surveys or other property related services that we provide, please do not hesitate to contact us by filling in the form below, calling us on 01647 252502 or by emailing philipcarruthers@btconnect.com

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