Heyes Chartered Surveyors is a Manchester based firm of Chartered Surveyors specialising in the RICS format of Homebuyer Reports and Building Surveys. We are independent, meaning we are not affiliated to any lender, estate agent or other commercial or financial organisation.
We regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) with over 35 years of surveying and professional experience.
Our survey reports use jargon free language and are structured under the RICS Home Survey format; they will help you understand the facts with your potential property purchase.
We cover a national geographic area in England and Wales, with all our surveyors based in local areas around the country, with local knowledge of the region in which they work. We will never send a surveyor to carry out a survey in an area of the country that they are not experienced with.
As we are regulated members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), this brings peace of mind to our clients that:
- We have to adhere to strict RICS Rules of Conduct
- All our surveyors are continuously trained in legislative and technical matters.
- Provide impartial and expert advice in their field of expertise.
- We have to carry full Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Reports vary depending on the type of property being inspected and its condition. As a guide, Homebuyer Reports typically take 5 working days and building surveys typically take 8 working days. We will confirm this at the point of instruction.
RICS Homebuyer Report
The RICS Homebuyer Report is ideal for the following:
Properties up to 40 years old. Standard houses, flats or bungalows.
Is of standard construction such as brick or timber.
Built from traditional common building materials.
A property in a habitable, good and well maintained condition.
Provides a brief but concise report on the property.
Where a market valuation is required.
Not suitable for a poor condition or renovation project.
RICS Building Survey
Properties of any age, old, unusual, in need of modernisation, renovation projects, and listed buildings.
Is of standard construction such as brick or timber and non-standard construction such as concrete, asbestos, pre-fabricated or timber framed.
Standard houses, flats or bungalows. Cannot be used for a commercial property.
Considerably more detailed than the Homebuyer Report.
Does not include market valuation but does include repair costs.