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Home Inspector - Paul Dupen

25 - Jun - 2014

For a More Energy Efficient Environment

HCR

Home Condition Report (HCR)

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Home Condition Report

Home Condition Report

A Home Condition Report contains information about the physical condition of a property, which sellers, buyers and lenders will be able to rely on legally as an accurate report.

It is similar to a Homebuyer Survey and can let the seller and buyer be aware of any works or repairs that are needed to the property.

The report:

  • must be carried out by a certified Home Inspector
  • must be written in plain English and not include technical jargon
  • gives you comprehensive information on work or repairs needed to the property, reducing the chance of nasty surprises later on

See an example Download a sample report (PDF, 435K)

 

Benefits of a Home Condition Report

Sellers

You have an early opportunity to carry out repair work on the property or get quotes before marketing your property. By giving buyers a clearer idea of your property, it reduces the risk of a buyer pulling out later in the process due to an unforeseen problem and gives your property an additional selling point.

Buyers

If the seller has included a Home Condition Report, you can use it at the begining of the home-buying process to reduce the risk of being faced with unexpected repair bills and other surprises when you buy the property.

Buyers and their mortgage lenders have a legal right to rely on the report, so you can give the report to lenders when they make their valuation. This means they may not have to repeat a detailed site inspection at your cost.

The report must be carried out by a certified Home Inspector.

 

How much will a Home Condition Report Cost?

A Home Condition Report is only £

 

For a HIP Quotation including a Home Condition Report, please click here

After receiving a HIP Quotation, please check the box that states 'Optional Home Condition Report' if you wish the Home Condition Report to be included in the HIP

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