Scope of Service : Specific Defect Report
The scope of the instruction is to inspect a limited aspect of the subject property and provide a Specific Defect Report in accordance with the received and signed Terms of Engagement. This detailed report is focused on assessing the specific condition of an element of the property or a well defined issue. While limited in scope, the survey provides a deeper investigation and a more informed professional opinion than a general building inspection. The nature of this instruction allows for a more detailed assessment and results in fewer referrals for further specialist investigation.
This Specific Defect Report is a custom report format designed to meet or exceed the requirements set by the most recent RICS Home Survey Standards. It is a clear and user friendly format, developed following feedback from our clients who wanted a thorough but easy to understand report. Technical industry jargon is limited to ensure a helpful and balanced perspective on the condition of this property that is clear and unambiguous.
The purpose of this survey and report is to assess and provide a detailed analysis of a specific defect or issue identified in a property. The surveyor determines the cause, extent, and potential implications of the defect and provides recommendations for necessary repairs or remedial actions. The surveyor conducts a thorough inspection of the specific area or component of the property only. This may include a visual examination, use of specialised equipment, and if necessary, limited invasive testing to gain a comprehensive understanding of the defect.
This Specific Defect Report outlines the scope of appropriate remedial work and explains the likely consequences of any failure to address these issues. The surveyor makes recommendations on prioritising the potential work and provides a likely timescale based on previous experience. This report can include general budgeting estimates and some specific advise related to repairs but should not be considered a quote for any specific scope of work. These indications of cost and timescales are designed to give clients all the information needed to make a decision to pursue a course of action. You should obtain quotes for any repairs recommended in this report from approved and trusted specialists in the local area.
The report is for your private and confidential use. You must not reproduce it completely or in part. Third parties (with the exception of your professional advisers) cannot use it without our express written authority. Any other persons rely on the report at their own risk.
Upon completion of the survey, the surveyor will be available to discuss the findings, clarify any questions, and provide further explanation if required. The client is encouraged to seek clarification or additional information to ensure a thorough understanding of the defect and the recommended course of action.
Please note that this specific defect survey does not include a comprehensive inspection of the entire property. It focuses solely on the identified defect and its immediate surroundings. For a general evaluation of the property's condition, other types of surveys may be recommended.
It is important to review and understand the terms and conditions of the Specific Defect Survey, as agreed upon prior to the commencement of the survey.
Getting the Information to You
This report is designed to deliver important and occasionally technical information in a way that is easy to access and understand. The best way to get the layers of information that are presented in this report is to read it online (the HTML version) from the unique and secure web address provided in the link. This format allows you to expand your learning about this house with a dynamic experience far more engaging than a static document.
Viewing the report on a larger screen provides a superior experience as much detail can be lost on small devices like smart phones. For similar reasons, reports should only be printed in colour to retain as much detail as possible and minimise misinterpretation of photographs.
If you prefer, this report can be formatted to print on paper or to a PDF document.
Chapters and Sections
This report is divided into chapters that parcel the home into logical inspection elements. Each chapter is broken into sections that relate to a specific system or component of the home. You can navigate between chapters with the click of a button on the left side margin.
All narrative observations are coloured, numbered and labeled to better understand their relative importance and refer to them as needed. Observation colours and labels used in this report are:
During the course of the inspection it is likely that a number of defects were noted and you should obtain quotes and reports for the works required. The Summary Page will provide these headline issues but you should refer to the report in its entirety for the complete picture of this building.
Specific Defect Report
Type of property: School
Approximate year of construction : 1965
Weather conditions during the survey: Dry and Sunny