Vital Inspection Report – Limited Scope for Sellers
What your Vital Home Inspection Report will cover:
Only “Vital Areas of Concern” are mentioned in HouseCheck’s VITAL and VITAL Plus reports. In HouseCheck’s Comprehensive and Specific Area reports, in addition to Vital Areas of Concern, HouseCheck also documents minor damage and defects and maintenance issues, together with cost estimates (where appropriate) for repair/replacement.
“Vital Area of Concern”:
In HouseCheck reports this means: “A safety, functional or structural issue which, in the opinion of the HouseCheck inspector, requires prompt remedial attention to preserve the essential safety, functional or structural integrity of the property or major installation in question.”
Typically “Vital areas of concern” are those issues which are likely to precipitate major damage or a safety risk in the near future and which are likely to materially affect the safety, functionality or structure of the installation or area. Such issues are frequently NOT patently obvious to any observant layman after carefully viewing the property.
Examples of VITAL areas of concern which should be documented in a VITAL report are: Structural cracks, or measured active damp; roof leaks, or illegal or unsafe geyser, glazing, electrical and gas installations.
This VITAL report is popular among estate agents and property sellers to whom it is offered by HouseCheck as an industry standard “IPCA” report (“Independent Property Condition Assessment)”. VITAL is increasingly used by sellers and agents as a more reliable alternative to the usual “Sellers Condition Declaration”, which the Estate Agency Affairs Board requires sellers to complete. This report surveys 22 key areas of the property and identifies “Serious Areas of Concern”. For the purpose of the VITAL report “Serious Areas of Concern” are defects to important structures or installations which require prompt repair/replacement in order to preserve the main functional and safety integrity of the structure or installation.
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HouseCheck reports satisfy the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act and also have definite advantages for professional estate agents who want fast, trouble-free sales and happy, satisfied buyers and sellers.