What's in the report?
The report will note all items that which were deemed defective, substandard or otherwise requiring attention. As well as this, items which were inspected and found to be in good condition will often be noted, to ensure that a thorough report of the inspection is provided. We will often include helpful notes and advice for upgrading, maintaining and operating the house.
Pictures of many items will be included, to help identify exactly which part of the house is being discussed, to illustrate exactly what is wrong with the item or to help locate important items, such as the emergency controls (gas meter shutoff, electrical shutoff, etc).
What does the report look like?
The report is designed to be clear and quickly convey information. A color-coding system is used to instantly tell you how serious the condition of an item is and descriptive text and images will explain in more detail what is wrong and, generally, how it can be fixed or resolved. All items of the report are numbered so that the report can be easily and clearly referenced when negotiating repairs. The reports are typically between 30 and 50 pages long, though this can vary depending on the size and condition of the house.
The Executive Summary
An executive summary is included at the start of the report. This summary will note the most serious of items – the items needing repair which could cost a lot of money to repair or items which are deemed dangerous or quickly needing repair. These items are described in more detail and pictures are provided in the actual body of the report, but the executive summary is provided in order to quickly draw attention to issues we deem most important.
Some examples of report items: