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Why do I need a Property Condition Report?

A Property Condition Assessment (or Property Condition Report) is a professional evaluation of a property’s physical condition from an engineering and construction standpoint, for real estate due diligence purposes.

Why do I Need a Property Condition Report?

Typically, there are three applications for PCA reports (1) real estate due diligence; (2) loan qualifications; and (3) landlord and tenant property evaluations. In due diligence applications, a PCA report discloses material deficiencies at a site for buyers and sellers, include conclusions and recommendations pertaining to the unforeseeable costs, financial liabilities, and acquisition risks about the site. Moreover, PCA Reports entail a comprehensive inspection of a site and noting any defects that may affect property value.

What Does a PCA Cover?

The purpose of a Property Condition Assessment is to observe and document material and building system defects, that might affect the value of the property. Consequently, the current state of the property undergoes a detailing observation. This comprises an evaluation of the appearance, quality, and working order of the structural developments onsite. In general, PCAs are part of a commercial real estate transaction during due diligence periods. Some observations and notations are on the basis of reasonable presumptions, and professional opinion. And presumptions must not be subject to interpretation as factual information.

The main objective of Property Condition Assessment reports is to assist the investors of commercial real estate with better financial decisions. The PCA report provides investors with a snapshot of current onsite information. This includes the condition of the real property, as well as any potential costs for necessary and foreseeable repairs. As a result, the Property Condition Report will categorize this concern, and report the necessity for repair.

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