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Home Condition Surveys (HCS) 

Helping you make the right decision about your new home. 
 
Buying a new house is a major investment, one that you really need to make an informed decision about. That’s exactly what the Home Condition Survey allows you to do. 
 
It’s been developed exclusively for home buyers, and offers comprehensive benefits that other surveys just don’t offer-and does it much quicker in the usual time frame, and at a fraction of the usual cost of a full structural survey. 
 
Delivered by N. Brisland Home Inspector, who are specially trained and fully accredited residential property surveyor, your HCS gives you a plain English, jargon free report on the condition of the property using a simple 1,2,3, rating guide so you will understand any risks or unforeseen expenditure that could crop up when you are settled in. 
 
Your HCS tells you about and aspects of the property that need urgent attention or present serious faults, and it tells you about ongoing maintenance that you might have to plan and budget for. 
Advice you can rely on: 
 
The surveyor who produces your survey will be of SAVA, the organization that trains and audits the works of surveyors. SAVA members specialize in providing information for buyers and sellers of residential properties. 
 
Your Home Condition Survey Will tell you about: 
 
Building condition and defects 
 
Any structural movement 
 
Damp, rot and woodworm 
 
Heating and electrical services 
 
Alterations, Drains & Environmental issues 
 
The reinstatement cost you need for building insurance. 
 
The more information you have, the more informed decision you can make. 
Clear Drains Condition Rating 1 
Safe Plumbing Condition Rating 1 
Good Roof Structure Condition Rating 1 
Roof Coverings Condition Rating 1 
Your Home condition Survey tells you all you need to know, in a comprehensive, and easily understood way. The surveyor gives each part of the structure of the main building a Condition Rating, backed up with photographs within the report. 
Condition Rating 1 
 
No repair is currently needed; Normal maintenance must be carried out. 
 
Condition Rating 2 
 
Repairs or replacements are needed but the surveyor does not consider these to be serious or urgent 
 
Condition Rating 3 
 
There are defects which are either serious and / or require urgent repair or replacement or the surveyor feels that further investigation is required. You may wish to obtain quotes for additional work where a condition rating 3 is given, prior to exchange of contract. Click the images to enlarge. 
Buying a house can be stressful and it is not always in the Sellers’s best interest to be fully open about it’s quirks and shortcomings. That is when NHBI Home Inspectors can assist. 
 
With this Home Condition Survey which is a through comprehensive and easy to follow report on the property you are interested in buying, puts you in a stronger position to negotiate with the seller. 
 
You would not by a car without an MOT, so why buy a house without a Condition Survey? 
 
Call us today for further information on the Home Condition Survey and how we can help you make the purchase of your home easier. 
Boundaries Condition Rating 2 
Poor Decorating Condition Rating 2 
Electrics Condition Rating 2 
Oil Storage Condition Rating 2 
Black Mould Condition Rating 3 
Movement Condition Rating 3 
Rising Damp Condition Rating 3 
Woodworm Condition Rating 3 
 
Jardin House, Colchester Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, CO7 7PQ  
Telephone 01206 230486 Mobile 07882 879436 
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