Home Condition Surveys

Buying a house is a major investment so the homebuyer really needs to be able to make an informed decision. This is where the Home Condition Survey (HCS) comes in. The Condition Survey is a clear and concise and jargon free report on the condition of a domestic property.  The surveyor gives a cost effective service and will inspect and report on the property quickly, allowing the homebuyer to make a speedy and informed decision.

How is the survey presented?

Delivered by specially trained and fully accredited residential property surveyors, the Condition Survey gives the buyer a plain English, jargon-free report on the condition of the property using a simple 1,2,3 rating guide, so it is easy to understand any risks or unforeseen expenditure that could crop up.

Included with the Home Condition Survey you will find some advice sheets on how to deal with some of the more common problems that have been found at the property.

Why should I get a condition survey?

Buying a house can be stressful and it is not always in the seller’s best interests to be fully open about its quirks and idiosyncrasies. The Condition Survey tells the buyer about any aspects of the property that need urgent attention or which present serious faults, as well as any longer term repairs that a home owner might have to plan for.

The Condition Survey can only be produced by fully qualified and accredited members including those of SAVA and BRE, organisations which train and accredits the work of surveyors. Homebuyers can be assured of a comprehensive report produced by a professional, trustworthy individual. The aim of the Condition Survey is to make the home survey process quicker, easier and more cost-effective for homebuyers. Something that is now more important than ever.

What is surveyed?

The survey starts from the chimney stack down to the drains externally taking into account the roof coverings, the main walls for settlement cracking movement cracks, timber fascia bargeboards etc, and the windows. The patios, ponds, fences and garden walls are also commented on.

Internally we are looking at each room for dampness, internal plaster, electrics, gas, oil or electric heating. Fittings are also surveyed, including timber floors, doors, skirting boards, cupboards, bathroom and kitchen fittings. Looking in the loft for timber defects and roof covering defects is a must. Penetrating damp, rising damp, where chimney stacks have been removed and no adequate support fitted.

We also offer a range of other services including EPCs and Commercial EPCs as well as Thatched Roof Surveys and more.

Contact Us

We can offer you a no obligation quote now, contact us for more information on telephone: 01525 220786 or mobile: 07962 457456.

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