SAVA CHANGES ‘THREATEN FUTURE OF HCS’

By | March 31, 2017

Residential property surveyors who are members of SAVA are being hit by a “triple whammy of more work, more cost and more risk”, according to an energy assessor association.

West Country assessors’ group DCHI said changes being introduced by the NES-owned organisation are believed to result from increased claims over surveys, which may result from a ‘compensation culture’ fostered by lawyers.

As a result surveyor members of DCHI, carrying out SAVA’s Home Condition Surveys, have said they are facing tougher audits and higher insurance costs, and many say they are thinking about leaving the industry or moving away from SAVA.

Read the full article on the Energy Assessor Magazine website