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RICS HSV review update
Article Type: Newsbriefs From: Structural Survey, Volume 26, Issue 4
Keywords: Consultation, Dwellings, Intermediate survey
Over 100 responses have been received from RICS members to the recent online new Homebuyer Survey and Valuation format upon which the Institution has sought views. The Product Review Group will be responding online to questions raised by members but in essence the feedback has been very much in favour of the changes. The most contentious issue was the proposed introduction of condition ratings. However, very few members disliked ratings full stop.
Their dislike was often qualified by reference to perceived problems such as applying the ratings, the need for training and lack of requirement for surveyor opinion. There was also comment that the proposed format is akin to a Home Condition Report, the removal of the overall opinion section, and about reference to the EPC. The Group will take into account the views of all interested members, together with industry and consumer consultation, in drafting the final version.