G P B PROJECT SERVICES Chartered Building Consultancy - Siret No. 48357693000026 Pre-purchase Surveys - Renovation Cost Estimates - Accompanied Inspections Gordon P. Barnes MRICS FCIOB Chartered Surveyor L`Escourou Fraysse Haut 24500 EYMET France Tel: 0033(0)5 53 24 28 13 French Mobile : 0630 626 007 Email: [email protected] Web site: www.france-property-surveys.com PROPERTY CONDITION SURVEY Access arrangements for the survey can be through the agents or directly with the owners. If for any reason any parts of the property are not made available this will be stated within the report. Subsequent visits to the property may require an additional fee. In addition to the main house any additional structures requiring to be surveyed such as gîtes, annexes, barns or other structures should be specifically stated in your request for a survey. In the absence of specific instructions to include the inspection of other structures within the agreed fee it will be assumed that only the main house is to be surveyed. Following a detailed inspection, the report covers the following areas where applicable: Structural Movement Apparent Defects in Exposed Timbers Rising and Penetrating Damp Insulation Internal Roof Structure (if visible by safe access from within the roof void) External Roof Covering ( see notes below) Chimneys & Fireplaces Rainwater Fittings Main Walls Floors Ceilings Joinery Electricity Gas/Oil storage & supply facilities Water Supply Heating & Plumbing Drainage System Swimming Pool (see notes below) Maintenance Considerations Advice on the compulsory Diagnostic checks carried out by the vendor (these may not be made available to you at the time of the survey but can be commented upon later within the quoted survey fee) Note: It is assumed access will be made available to all areas of the property requiring inspection. Floorboards will not be lifted or access panels removed without the prior consent of the owner. The inspection will be conducted at floor level or such points of access which can be safely reached by a 3 metre ladder. Internal finishes will not be removed to examine what may be concealed behind wall and ceiling finishes unless prior written approval has been obtained from the vendor. Large Furniture, Carpets and Household Appliances are not moved. External Roof surfaces are inspected from ground level and from other safe vantage points elsewhere within the property if available. Due to the height of the property and/or proximity of adjacent structures not all roof surfaces may be visible. The services will be checked visually and their operation checked wherever possible. Inspection and reporting of the services may be limited when properties are left unoccupied with water/electricity and heating systems disconnected and when heating systems may not be operational due to the weather at the time of the inspection. Further tests will be recommended if deficiencies in the services are suspected. Inspection of Swimming pools may be limited if the pool is not fully operational at the time of the survey. The Survey Report will conclude with a Summary of the overall condition of the property, summarising any defects and shortcomings which are likely to adversely affect the use of the property or give rise to future expenditure. An information sheet “Guidance Notes for French Property Purchase” can be provided free of charge with each Survey Report if required, for clients who may be unfamiliar with French property purchase.