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Inspections and Reports on Dwellings : Reporting for Buyers (Revised) (Paperback) (Ian A. Melville & Ian
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Completing the series of books called Inspections and Reports on Dwellings,the third and final book, Reporting for Buyers, offers the surveyor guidance on setting out their findings in a clear, unambiguous and unequivocal manner.
The book provides a fuller and more critical picture of the current situation with examples of various types of reports. The limitations and attributes of these reports are discussed and their respective forms of advice considered in detail, together with the advice provided to buyers which is a legal requirement to Scotland. The authors stress the need for Surveyors to demonstrate their all-round abilities by putting themselves in their client’s shoes and provide advice appropriate to their needs and requirements. In doing so they set out a cogent criticism of the standardised forms of advice offered to buyers and the lack of transparency in how they are presented by comparing what is seen by the client and what is set out in the various guidelines available. Surveyors will find the Site Notes and sample reports invaluable in demonstrating how the same dwelling can be described in the reports available. Sample reports include:
- Mortgage Valuation Report
- RICS Condition Report
- RPSA Home Condition Survey
- Scottish Single Survey
- and the RICS Home Buyer Report among others.
This book is intended for all those engaged in inspecting and reporting on dwellings, whether experienced, newly qualified or studying for appropriate qualifications to become members of professional institutions.