Residential building survey site notes
Making an accurate and legible record of the inspection, to be maintained on file for at least 15 years, is essential. Queries can be raised several months or years after the job has been carried out and it gives an unprofessional impression if site notes are unavailable. Indeed, mounting a defence to a negligence claim often relies upon a complete set of site notes, or records made of contract discussions. Such notes therefore form a retrospective record of conduct and behaviour, and are prima facie evidence of the surveyor's competence.
This is a form that can be used to record these site notes during the inspection.