As a contractor you invest a great deal of the time and expence when you inspect a property so it is only sensible that you exploit each enquiry to its full potential by producing a report that is professional in its layout and content. This pack contains important guidance for use when compiling a report. Very often it is the content of a survey report or omissions from it that will form the basis of any potential litigation against you.



CGD 2A: Guidance notes on the preparation of a survey report:

A survey report is one of the most important documents that a building preservation company produces so it is important to get it right. Very often the report is also the work sheet/specification and it almost certainly will form the basis of any contract between a company and a client. This document contains twenty seven essential points together with explanations of what should and should not be incorporated into a survey report. Potential litigation 'traps' are highlighted and there is guidance on how to avoid some of them.


CGD 2B: Be Aware of Your Liabilities:

This CGD is a cautionary document that highlights some of the legal responsibilities that a specialist contractor should be aware of especially when offering opinions and writing specifications. Liability associated with the 'free' and 'paid for' survey is explained.



To Purchase

These Guidance Documents contain a wealth of information gained over many years that will prove to be extremely useful to any building preservation company. The entire collection of Guidance Documents is available for purchase for the sum of £250.00. All of the Packs are supplied on CD in word format so that you will be able to adapt the documents for your own use. To purchase please complete the attached CGD Purchase Order Form. Please make certain that you include your name, address and telephone number with your order.

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The content of each of the Contractor Guidance Documents is the copyright of Peter Macdonald. By purchasing or acquiring the Contractor Guidance Documents from Peter Macdonald you are permitted to adapt and use the content of the Guidance Documents for your own use and it is further agreed that you will not copy, duplicate or distribute any of the content to any other party without the written consent of Peter Macdonald.


The information and guidance suggested in the Contractor Guidance Documents is provided in good faith and is by its nature very general and brief. Should a contractor wish to adapt or use any aspect of the documents then they must first of all satisfy themselves of the accuracy of the section they intend to use and take professional advice. Peter Macdonald accepts no responsibility for any loss or injury that may occur as a result of the information provided in the Contractor Guidance Documents being adopted for commercial or any other use.

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