Home Condition Survey

Andrew WilliamsHome Condition Reports

The Home Condition Survey (HCS) is a survey and report designed specifically for the home buyer. It has standard terms of engagement and a standard format.

  • A Home Condition Survey is a comprehensive report looking at the issues that will affect your decision to purchase, or the price you might pay.
  • Which? And the Council of Mortgage Lenders both recommend home buyers commissions an independent survey. Although your lender may require you to pay for a Valuation Report, it answers only the lender’s questions about the appropriate security for your loan. You cannot rely on it to provide a detailed report on the condition of the property.
  • Identification of major problems early in the purchase process.
  • Simple 1/2/3 condition rating of key property elements.
  • 2.50 to 3 hour survey investigates structural movement, dampness, rot, woodworm, building condition, subsidence, services, environmental and health & safety issues, and other important details of property condition.
  • 20-25 page report with photographs which give you a jargon-free assessment of the condition of the property. Insurance backed and produced & monitored under a nationally recognised accreditation scheme.


£0-250K less than 10 years old = £250+ VAT         =£300.00

£0-250K more than 10 years old = £275 +VAT      = £330.00

£250-£500K less than 10 years old = £350 + VAT  = £420.00

£250-£500K more than 10 years old = £400+VAT  = £480.00

SAVA regulates surveyors who carry out the SAVA Home Condition Survey. It is an approved regulator of Home Inspectors and all its surveyors have a diploma in Home Inspection and a full criminal records bureau check. SAVA has an established reputation as a champion of residential property surveying standards and employs thorough checks and quality assurance procedures designed to guarantee consumer confidence.