Inspections and Reports on Dwellings
Reporting for Buyers
Estates Gazette – 2006 – 228 pages
Inspections and Reports on Dwellings is a series of books covering all the procedures for preparing reports on dwellings for buyers, lenders and sellers. It follows the professional guidelines developed in the light of court cases on negligence and Government requirements for the production of Home Condition Reports.
Reporting for Buyers is the third book in Ian Melville and Ian Gordon'sseries. Following the assessment of age and the inspection, the aim of this volume is to show the surveyor how to set out their findings in a clear, unambiguous and unequivocal manner. This book shows how that can be achieved for the three key types of reports for buyers: Mortgage Valuation, Homebuyer Survey and Valuation and Building Survey.
The book provides a down to earth view of the practicalities involved in valuing dwellings by the Comparative, Investment (for the 'Buy to Let' market) and Residual methods, following the requirements of the 'Red Book'. All those engaged in inspecting, whether studying to qualify, newly qualified or experienced will benefit greatly from reading this book.
1. Site notes and reports in outline 2. Mortgage valuation reports 3. RICS homebuyer survey and valuation report 4. Building survey reports 5. The valuation Appendix 1 - Sample mortgage valuation report Appendix 2 - Sample homebuyer survey and valuation report: house Appendix 3 - Sample homebuyer survey and valuation report: flat Appendix 4 - Sample building survey report: house
Ian Melville and Ian Gordon are both chartered surveyors with considerable practical experience in both the public and private sectors. They have written extensively on the subject of building surveys and on the diagnosis of defects in dwellings.