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Update: RICS Home Surveys

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

There are updates to the RICS Home Surveys supporting documentation and surveys of residential property guidance note.

This update will assist our professionals in using the new “survey only / no valuation” RICS Homebuyer Report (Survey) (HBR(S)), and all other products in the RICS Home Surveys Suite; the Building Survey, RICS Homebuyer Report (Survey and Valuation) and Condition Report which are shortly to go live.

What's the update?

There will be a transitional period which will end on 30 November 2016. Up until this date either the old or new report formats may be used. After 30 November 2016, only the updated versions must be used.

The transition period will allow the various survey software providers to phase in the new service and update the existing products.

It's likely that different providers will make their switch at different times on the run up to the 30 November 2016 cut-off date.

Any questions?

If you have any technical content queries relating to the new HBR, please contact Graham Ellis. If you have any WorkSmart queries please contact RICS Customer services or call +44 (0)24 7686 8555.

You can get further information at:

RICS HomeBuyer Report (Survey)

RICS Homebuyer Report (Survey and Valuation)