This is a limited inspection of a property and is normally required by Banks and Building Societies prior to offering Loan Finance. Primarily, it provides Valuation of the property in its present condition. It does not report in detail on repair items unless they are so severe that they will affect value or saleability. The Surveyor will access what can be reasonably seen within the property; furniture and carpets will not be removed. In addition, the general external condition of the main components that are visible from ground level within the site, or publicly accessible areas, will be inspected.
In general this report is not recommended as the only basis for deciding whether or not to buy a property.