Type of property: conventional house or flat built from common building materials and in reasonable condition.
Type of service: focuses purely on the condition of the property by setting out the following:
* Clear "traffic light" ratings of the condition of different parts of the building, services, garage and outbuildings, showing problems that require varying degrees of attention.
* A summary of the risks to the condition of the building.
* Highlights areas where guarantees, warranties, planning and other consents need to be investigated by your legal advisers.
For awareness: enables a purchaser to allow for essential works, and seek further advice where necessary. Potentially allows purchasers to negotiate a better deal with the seller. Sellers can also use the report to prevent unforeseen issues cropping up in lender/buyer valuations and surveys.
Valuation included: Does not automatically include a valuation; this may be provided as a separate extra service. Report format: uses standardised RICS report with clear traffic light ratings system.