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The ASTM E Standard is the industry standard for baseline Property Condition Assessments. Fully named “ASTM E Standard Guide for Property. Property Condition Assessment Using ASTM E and Materials (ASTM International) “Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessment” (E). 7 May survey and based on the checklist provided in ASTM E The baseline ASTM – Property Condition Assessment Course.

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Section 11 astm e2018 08 additional information regarding out of scope considerations see 1. Staffing of the Field Observer. Furthermore, there may be other alternative or more appropriate schemes or methods to remedy a physical deficiency. Preparation of a PCR in accordance with this guide is intended to reduce, but not eliminate, the uncertainty regarding the potential for component or system failure and to reduce the potential that such component or system may not be initially observed.

This definition specifically excludes deficiencies that may be remedied with routine maintenance, miscellaneous minor repairs, normal operating maintenance, etc. Such information should astm e2018 08 only as an aid to a consultant in fulfilling the requirements of this guide and to assist the field observer in the walk-through survey, research, and the field observer’s understanding astm e2018 08 the subject property.

The PCR incorporates the information obtained during the Walk-Through Survey, the Document Review and Interviews sections of this guide, and includes Opinions of Probable Costs for suggested remedies of the physical deficiencies identified.

Therefore, this guide includes procedures to astm e2018 08 users and consultants in determining the appropriateness of using such information.

Qualifications of the Consultant. Not a Professional Architectural or Engineering Service. Recommended representative observation astm e2018 08 for various asset types are provided in Annex A1 ; however, if in the field observer’s opinion such representative observations as presented in Annex A1 e208 unwarranted as a result aztm homogeneity of the asset or other reasons deemed appropriate by the field observer, the field observer may astm e2018 08 sufficient units, areas, systems, buildings, etc.


Section 1 is the Scope.

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In addition to the specific procedures contained elsewhere in this guide, the following should astm e2018 08 considered: Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. Appendix X1 provides the user with additional PCA scope considerations, whereby a user may increase this guide’s scope of due diligence to be exercised by the consultant beyond this guide’s baseline level.

Active view current version of standard. Document Review and Interviews. Appendix X1 provides the user with additional PCA scope considerations, whereby a user may increase this guide’s scope of due diligence to be exercised by the consultant beyond this guide’s baseline level.

To the extent there is more than one building on the subject property, and they are homogeneous with respect to approximate age, use, basic design, materials, and astm e2018 08, it is not a requirement of this astm e2018 08 for the field observer to conduct a walk-through survey of each individual building’s systems to astm e2018 08 or comment on their condition within the PCR. A PCR should identify any deviations or exceptions to this guide. Organization of This Guide.

Such representative observations may be more or less than this guide’s recommended representative observations as provided in Annex A1. Qualifications of the PCR Reviewer.

Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. Document Reviews and Interviews.

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Furthermore, the PCR should identify the previously prepared property condition report if information from the prior report was astm e2018 08 by the consultant in preparing the PCR.

Nevertheless, this guide is intended to reflect a reasonable approach for astm e2018 08 preparation of a baseline PCA. The descriptions and observations provided in the PCR are to be construed as representative of all similar improvements. Annex A1 provides requirements relating to specific asset types, and where applicable, such requirements are to be considered as if integral to this guide.

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Section 3 sets out the Significance and Use of this guide, and Astm e2018 08 4 describes the User’s Responsibilities. Section 2 on Terminology contains definitions of terms both unique to this guide and not unique to this guide, and acronyms. Section 11 and Appendix X1 of this guide identify, for informational purposes, certain physical conditions that may exist on the subject property, and certain activities or procedures not an all inclusive list that are beyond the scope of this guide but may warrant consideration by parties to a commercial real estate transaction astm e2018 08 enhance the PCA.


The term physical deficiencies means the presence of conspicuous defects or material deferred maintenance of a subject property’s material systems, components, or equipment as observed during the field observer’s walk-through survey.

This guide also recognizes astmm there are astm e2018 08 levels of property condition assessment and due diligence that can be exercised that are both more and less comprehensive than this guide, and that may be appropriate to asttm the objectives of the user.

It is the responsibility of the consultant using this guide to establish appropriate safety and health practices when conducting aastm PCA. Furthermore, no implication is intended that use of this astm e2018 08 be required in order to have conducted a property condition assessment in a astm e2018 08 prudent and reasonable manner.

Therefore, a PCR should be evaluated on the reasonableness of judgments made at the time and under the circumstances in which they are made.

They are intended to be referred to in resolving ambiguity, or astj exercising discretion accorded the user or consultant in conducting a PCA, or in judging whether a user or consultant has conducted appropriate inquiry or has otherwise conducted an adequate PCA. Consequently, this guide does not address astm e2018 08 additional issues in real estate transactions such as economic obsolescence, the purchase of business entities, or physical deficiencies relating to off-site conditions.