The RICS Homebuyer Report (HBR) is a valuable document for anyone looking to purchase a new
property. Prepared by a professional RICS Chartered Surveyor, it provides concise details on a property’s condition, valuation, energy efficiency rating and need for repairs and replacements, in advance of contracts being exchanged.
Quest was the first external company to be licensed by RICS to electronically reproduce the HBRs so RICS Chartered Surveyors could complete reports via their PC. Quest’s case management system enables surveyors to receive HBR instructions directly to their inbox, send progress updates and return completed reports to their clients.
To simplify the report completion process, the system also enables surveyors to use their own bespoke phrases in addition to industry-standard phrase templates, including the RICS-prescribed or Stephen Mika’s (Survey Text) HBR Phrases, to speed up the report generation process.
Once typed, the completed reports are viewable as PDF files which can include the survey firms company branding. The PDF of the draft HBR can then be emailed to clients with a draft watermark. Once the client is happy with the content the HBR can be electronically signed by a RICS Chartered Surveyor holding a HBR licence and a final non-watermarked version will be available to email to your client.
RICS Survey Writer
The ‘RICS Survey Writer’ book provides sample phrases for each section of the RICS HBR, covering the most common situations. Each paragraph can be tailored, or rewritten, to suit a particular property to produce a totally bespoke report. These phrases have been pre-populated into your Quest software and can be used when producing a HBR in Quest.
SURVEYTEXT is a complete set of intelligent phrases which can be licensed for use in your HBR survey report system in Quest. Stephen Mika also offers training for new users and access to pre-printed site pads for the RICS HBR.
SURVEYTEXT has been developed over 20 years, delivering considerable time and cost savings and is now used by over 1,100 surveyors.
For more information on SURVEYTEXT, click here.