A condition survey can have a multitude of variations. Some will relate to residential and social housing properties, others may cover commercial buildings.
Either way, if you are a surveyor, surveying practice or registered social landlord, you need to use as good condition survey report template. For efficiency the only way to carry out these types of surveys quickly and easily is to use a software application dedicated to the task, and preferable one with a mobile data collection app.
Wouldn't it be good if you as a surveyor could customise your own app to produce a condition survey report pdf from a building condition survey checklist, that YOU control?
A detailed condition survey template will often include condition ratings, defects, costs pulled from a schedule of rates, lifecycle and expected remaining life, and most importantly, repeating whole life costs taking into account inflation if necessary.
A condition survey could cover any of the following types.
If you are a surveyor or surveying practice carrying out residential and commercial building surveys for clients using large asset management systems; we can help you provide data for their in-house systems.
Our PocketSurvey mobile software can collect data for the main housing asset management system providers including Northgate, Keystone, Asprey, In4systems, PIMSS, Integrator, ECMK, Kykloud, IBS Capita, Civica Keystone, Apex and many others.
Many of the above asset management system providers have poor mobile data collection tools, and hardly any work with modern Android tablets or phones!
The RICS Condition Report should be used for a conventional house, flat or bungalow built from common building materials and in reasonable condition.
It focuses purely on the condition of the property by setting out the following:
Clearly RICS building survey template is not suitable for a lot of commercial and residential surveys undertaken by surveying practices.
The RICS condition report tends to be too wordy and do not contain the detailed data that can be analysed to help make financial decisions about a property portfolio.
The number of different survey types can be bewildering, some are listed below.
However, with our PocketSurvey app you can effectively have one software app that can using many different condition survey templates to suit your surveying organisation.