Also known as a major defects survey, it gives you red, amber and green traffic light ratings, to describe the overall state of the property.
You'll get details of all urgent defects and issues in need of attention, with advice for your property lawyers on anything they should address. Your home-buyer's report will also include a valuation report.
We'd recommend a home-buyer's report for most types of home built within the last 100 - 150 years, and seems to be in reasonable condition.
Here's a sample for you - Home-buyer's report
Roof spaces, roof structure
Walls and partitions
Internal joinery including kitchen
Heating & hot water
Garage & outbuildings
Site & The location
Issues for your legal advisers
Insurance reinstatement figure