Home Condition Surveys

Why do people take the risk of not commissioning a survey on what is likely to be the biggest investment they ever make? It appears that many people believe a survey to be prohibitively expensive. Others feel that the current system is simply too slow to enable them to make what often has to be a quick decision – and some think they are getting a survey, when they are in fact getting a lenders valuation report.

SAVA has introduced the Home Condition Survey – a clear  and concise report on the condition of a domestic property, allowing the homebuyer to make an informed decision, quicker than by conventional surveys, and representing much better value for money.

The Home Condition Survey has been developed by SAVA exclusively for homebuyers. The Home Condition Survey delivers a thorough report, giving a plain English, jargon free assessment of the property in question using a simple 1,2,3 rating guide on all the major aspects of what is likely to affect your decision to buy. And it does all this at far better value than a standard full structural survey.

Who are SAVA? – SAVA stands for Surveyors and Valuers Accreditation. They ensure that their members are subject to rigorous quality assurance procedures and have in place a clear complaints procedure to protect the public.

SAVA are part of National Energy Services (NES), a long standing company in the energy efficiency field. Together, they have unrivalled expertise in everything relating to Energy Performance Certificates and property condition surveys.

Your Home Condition Survey will:

  • Identify any major problems with the home you are buying.
  • Highlight any hidden areas of possible concern that need further investigation.
  • Give you a simple 1,2,3 condition rating of all key elements of the property.
  • Deliver a comprehensive and jargon free report.
  • Help you plan for future expenditure.
  • Be carried out by accredited and comprehensively insured surveyors.

Your Home Condition Survey will tell you about:

  • Building condition and defects.
  • Any structural movement.
  • Damp, rot and woodworm.
  • Heating and electrical services.
  • Alterations.
  • Drains.
  • Environmental issues.
  • The reinstatement cost you need for building insurance.