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For Home Buyers and Sellers

Houses can be money pits and 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 HCS 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.

Delivered by specially trained and fully accredited residential property surveyors, the HCS 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.

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 HCS 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 HCS can only be produced by fully qualified and accredited members of SAVA –an organisation which trains and accredits the work of surveyors. Homebuyers can be assured of a comprehensive report produced by a professional, trustworthy individual.

The aim of the HCS is to make the home survey process quicker, easier and more cost-effective for homebuyers – something that is now more important than ever.

For Solicitors

A lender will usually require a valuation report, however this only answers the lenders questions about the appropriate security of the loan. Although it is often called a 'survey' this is incorrect. A valuation report should not be relied on to highlight any defects or provide a homebuyer with a detailed report on the condition of the property.

Which? magazine, the Council of Mortgage Lenders and the Law Society advise that all buyers should commission an independent survey and report on the condition of a property before buying.

At Dickens Surveyors, as surveyors in Birmingham we work closely with the legal profession enabling them to refer their clients to us with confidence.

Estate Agents

At Dickens Surveyors we help to improve the bottom line for estate agents by providing a confidential and cost effective addition to their existing services. This is proving to be particularly successful given the current market trends, downward pressure on agency fees and continuing reductions in staff levels.

Our extensive range of services enable estate agents to work closely with us in the confidence that they will receive a full and professional service. Whether this service is a Domestic EPC, a rental inventory, or a full Property Listings professional service, including photography. You can contact Dickens Surveyors by emailing or calling 07809 450 321.

 

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