A resident is a place where a person or people live. It could be a flat, bungalow, mansion, duplex or a cabin near a lake. It can be anywhere where people take shelter but not a stall, public or commercial places. A residential surveyor is a person, whose major duty and responsibility is the inspection of a property and its condition, checking if it’s safe and suitable to be lived in. There are several types of report a residential survey gives after a survey, and there are also different types of survey that a residential surveyor conducts which depends on the type of property. The different types of report, however, include: building survey, buyer survey, home condition survey and condition survey. The regular and most common aspect of a survey are: property background and legal adviser information, the style and structural elements of the property, damp, health and safety problems that the house may possess.
A residential survey is conducted for several reason, mostly best known to the business owner but the major reasons a residential survey is conducted are: to identify discrepancies in a property’s legal document as well as identify loopholes. A residential survey provides a better understanding of what buyers expect and what they want; it also helps business owners to understand what factors of a property affects buyers choices. A residential survey helps business owners get more important information on buyer’s motives, finances, challenges faced and other information needed to increase property sale.
Building pathology is the core of residential property survey. It’s the major competency to standing out as a residential surveyor. It requires a great deal of understanding of defects analysis and the possibility of future defects that may arise from the property’s infrastructure. A residential surveyor is expected to have a wide range of knowledge concerning the most occurring forms of defects that are found in major residential properties and the essential construction technology. A building pathology is basically for the purpose of carrying out inspections on properties and utilizing the information gathered to diagnose and tackle possible defects and failure of a building’s structure.
There are many reasons why an inspection is conducted on a property and the major reasons include: buying, selling, valuation and letting. An accurate and precise inspection will guarantee an excellent and brilliant advice to the property owner on what to do and how to go about it. A residential surveyor should consider the safety problems, environmental crisis, and location of a property and with the knowledge he/she has acquired should be able to explain and provide advises and solutions to the problems.
The valuation of a property is about providing accurate and well researched valuation information and advices of a property in line with the significant valuation standards that would enable resident owners to make the right decisions concerning their properties. The most important purpose for valuation survey is the security it provides in the case of mortgages. A valuation survey should be conducted thoroughly and with utmost precision and accuracy.