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Condition Reports

Our plain English condition reports are used in the residential market for either the seller, or more frequently the buyer of a property to ascertain its condition before a purchase.

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Everything you need to know about Condition Reports

Condition reports are used in a number of different ways depending upon your requirements. They are written in plain English avoiding the use of any complicated industry terms, and are used in the residential market for either the seller, or more frequently the buyer of a property to ascertain its condition before a purchase.

They are also used in both the residential and commercial rental markets to record a properties condition at that particular point in time before entering into a rental agreement which can help protect both the landlord and the tenant.

Condition reports are more suited to dwellings that are in a reasonable condition.

The benefits of a condition report

  • A report that is written in plain English
  • Easy to understand visual traffic light system
  • A concise description of the construction and condition of the property
  • It identifies issues that are serious and require urgent attention
  • It supplements a mortgage valuation
  • Provides information on items requiring further investigation
  • Provides information on items that may be dangerous or a risk to the building
  • It prepares you for the sale or purchase of a property

A condition report bridges the gap between a mortgage providers valuation and a homebuyer’s survey. It is more limited than a homebuyer’s survey, which is reflected in its cost, and is written in a standard format that gives brief descriptions of its findings.

It does however use the same traffic light system as a homebuyer’s survey that grades the defects identified during the survey.

Whilst a condition report gives you information about the risks to different elements of the property, it can also be a way of highlighting immediate or upcoming maintenance requirements.

This allows the buyer or seller (depending upon who has instructed the survey) to be fully informed on any imminent spend that may be required by obtaining quotations for any rectification work from an appropriate trades person, avoiding any unnecessary delay in the negotiation of the sale, purchase or rental agreement.

Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR)

At The Survey House we also have in-house expertise that can assess the condition of your electrical installation, and as an add-on service to the Condition Report, we can complete and Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) which in essence is a periodic inspection and testing of the fixed wiring within a property. The main aim of an EICR is:-

  1. To check that an electrical installation is safe, free from shock risk and provide results of the inspection.
  2. To identify any issues of wear and tear that may affect safety.
  3. To ensure that the installation (where inspected) has been completed in accordance with BS 7671 (IEE Wiring Regulations)
  4. To determine whether an installation is “Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory”
  5. To keep accurate records of the condition of the electrical installation.


We have a standard pricing structure for our condition reports, just let us know the following within your enquiry.

  • The address of the property
  • The type of property (Terrace, semi-detached, detached etc.)
  • The quantity of bedrooms, bathrooms, “other” rooms.
  • The quantity of outbuildings
  • The value of the property

Common Questions

A condition reports gives the general condition of a property on a room by room basis and highlights any immediate risks, or maintenance requirements.
This depends upon the size of a property but should take around 4hrs (excluding travel) with the time being split between the survey on site, and completion of the report back at the office.
This varies depending upon the size of the property, and whether you are instructing for an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) at the same time. However, the cost should be between £200 and £450
No, a valuation is not part of the condition report, a homebuyer’s survey OR mortgage valuation will be required if you need a valuation.
We have three levels of survey that take into account the fine balance between a “requirement” and a “need”. A standard survey can be completed within 10 working days and this is included within our standard pricing. We offer a Rapid service that can be delivered within 5 working days, and a next day service. Both of these services are more expensive as they will have included the consequential costs to us for prioritising your requirements but can help when your survey is urgent.

Condition Reports Done
in 3 Simple Steps

We know that you want your Condition Reports done quickly and efficiently to avoid delays and to help your project run smoothly. Our simple process makes everything hassle free and straight forward.

  • Give us a call or fill in our quick onlne quote form to tell us about the project you need a survey for.
  • We will put a quote together based on the information you give us and we’ll get in touch via phone or email if we need any more information.
  • You'll get your free, no-obligation quote via email. If you are happy with the quote, simply let us know and we will book in a conveinient date to do your survey. Finally, we’ll send your report a few days after the survey.
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