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The home condition report is the basic level of building survey available when you are looking to buy a home. It is carried out by a qualified surveyor such as Philip Cave Building Surveyor and helps you to get a picture of potential problems with the house you are looking to buy.

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Home Condition Report

  • Check the home’s condition before you buy
  • Looks for visible defects and problems
  • Helps you buy the home with confidence

What a home condition report covers

The home condition report creates an overview of a property following a short, surface-level inspection. It looks at any potential areas that may be of concern and details them in the report so that you can have a clear picture of the issues that may arise if you purchased the house.

The home condition report will include information such as the construction of the house and any defects that may need urgent attention. It will highlight issues that could pose a serious hazard or problems that would need further investigation urgently and even possibly before you buy the house. This will include a visual assessment of both the inside and outside of the house including the roofline as it can be seen from the ground.

Do you need a survey?

The main reason to get a survey is for your own reassurance. You want to know there are no significant problems that could potentially cost you a lot of money further down the line and a Home Condition Report will identify the major issues. That way you can purchase your new home with confidence.

A Home Condition Report is very similar to a Home Purchase Report but varies as follows:

  • It is a level 1 report
  • It is the lowest / entry level of report
  • It will be cheaper than the Home Purchase Report
  • It is only usable when the properties were built after 1965 and of conventional construction

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If you are in Christchurch or the surrounding area and want to buy a new home or need a home condition report, look no further than Philip Cave Building Surveyor. We also offer other services to help you develop your home or to build your new one. These include building surveys, pre-purchase reports, planning application assistance and preparation of building plans. Call 01202 496 664 / 07846 866 227 for a free consultation or get in touch with Philip Cave Building Surveyor by clicking the button below.