Independent Home Surveys


when you buy a property, why leave it to chance?

How many buyers look in the loft, lift the drain covers, check for damp, investigate potential hidden defects or view flat roof areas for example?

Can you recognise or differentiate between the different symptoms of cracking caused by thermal expansion, cavity wall tie failure, or serious structural movement.

The RICS Homebuyer Survey

In an easy to follow format, with an intuitive colour coding system highlighting whether defects are serious, or just maintenance related matters, the RICS Homebuyer Survey gives you a comprehensive  26 page report covering each element of the interior and exterior construction, including the services, the grounds, and the locality. The report will:

  • Describe the construction and condition on the date of inspection
  • Identify problems which are urgent or serious
  • Highlight important maintenance issues
  • Recommend any further necessary investigations
  • Help to identify potential hidden or developing defects
  • Give you an opinion on the current market value and buildings insurance


Your next home is going to be your most valuable asset. Don’t leave it to chance.

For general survey advice, more information, or to book a survey, call Richard Bannister MRICS on 01394 276828 or mobile 07931 313991, or through the contact page


Covering: East Suffolk: Felixstowe, Ipswich, Woodbridge, Kesgrave, Martlesham and surrounding area within the IP1 to IP17 postcode areas


Did You Know?

A homebuyer survey probably costs less than the cost of the annual service for your car!

Only 1 in 5 buyers has a survey and many purchasers rely on the mortgage valuation
which will not give you and detailed advice on defects


More information and detail on the RICS Homebuyer Survey can be found at