The principle objective of the report is to assist the individual home buyer to:
Make a reasoned and informed judgement on whether or not to proceed with the purchase.
Be clear on what decisions and actions should be taken before contracts are exchanged.
The general condition and particular features of the property are covered but the report focuses on the matters, which the surveyor judges to be urgent or significant.
Urgent matters are those requiring attention before or immediately after the sale.
Significant matters are those, which affect the price finally agreed.
Technical inspections/tests of services are not included.