The home condition survey (HCS) is a survey and report designed specifically for the home buyer rather than for inclusion in the Home Information Pack. It has standard terms of engagement and a standard format. Unlike the HCR it will not be lodged with the central register and is not subject to any regulation by CLG.
The home condition survey provides buyers with a report on the condition of the property prior to purchase and comes complete with photographs. The report does not include an EPC as it is assumed all properties marketed for sale will already have one.
The SAVA home condition survey does not include a valuation of the property.