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Property Condition Assessment (PCA)
Active view current version of standard. Appendix X1 provides the user with additional PCA scope considerations, whereby a user may increase this guide’s scope of due diligence asm be exercised by the consultant beyond this guide’s baseline level. A PCR should identify any deviations or exceptions to this guide. No specific legal relationship between the aetm and the user was considered during the preparation of this guide. Qualifications of the Field Observer. The user should also review or establish the qualifications, or both, of the proposed field observer and PCR reviewer prior to engagement.
Qualifications of the PCR Reviewer. Staffing of the Field Observer. Section 1 is the Scope. The term physical deficiencies includes the presence of conspicuous defects axtm material deferred maintenance of a subject property’s material systems, components, or equipment as observed during completion of the PCA. Section 1 is the Scope.
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Such information should serve 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 of the subject property. Definitions of Terms Specific to This Standard. 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 systems, it is not a requirement of this guide for the field observer to conduct a walk-through survey of each individual building’s systems to describe or comment on their condition within the PCR.
Document Reviews and Interviews. It is the responsibility of the consultant using this guide to establish appropriate safety and health practices when conducting a PCA. At a minimum, for a PCR to be consistent with this guide, a new walk-through survey, interviews, and solicitation and review of building and fire department records for recorded material violations should be performed.
Recommended representative observation quantities 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 are unwarranted as a result of homogeneity of the asset or other reasons deemed appropriate by the field observer, the field observer may survey sufficient units, areas, systems, buildings, etc.
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The consultant’s opinions generally are formed without detailed knowledge from those familiar with the component’s or system’s performance. The guide recognizes a consultant’s suggested remedy may be determined under time e22018, formed without the aid of engineering calculations, testing, exploratory probing, the removal or relocation of materials, design, or other technically exhaustive means.
Furthermore, no implication is intended that use of this guide be required in order to have conducted a property condition assessment in a commercially prudent and reasonable manner. In addition to the specific procedures contained elsewhere in this guide, the following should be considered: Opinions of Costs to Remedy Physical Deficiencies. Annex A1 provides requirements relating to specific asset types, and where applicable, such requirements are to be considered as if e201 to this guide.
Warranty, Guarantee, and Code Compliance Exclusions.
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The descriptions and observations provided in the PCR are to be construed as representative of all similar improvements. It is the responsibility of the consultant using this guide to establish appropriate safety and health practices when conducting a PCA.
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 to enhance the PCA.
It is the intent of this guide to attempt to identify a balance between limiting the costs and time demands inherent in performing a PCA and reducing the uncertainty about unknown physical deficiencies resulting from completing additional inquiry.
This guide also recognizes that there are varying 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 meet the objectives of the user.
Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. Historical Asrm s – view previous versions of standard. Therefore, this guide includes procedures to assist users and consultants in determining the appropriateness of using such information. Government Agency Provided Information. Not a Professional Architectural or Engineering Service. Consequently, this guide does not address many additional issues in real estate transactions such as economic obsolescence, the purchase of business entities, or physical deficiencies relating to off-site conditions.
Independence of the Consultant. Qualifications of the Consultant. This definition specifically excludes deficiencies that may be remedied with routine maintenance, miscellaneous minor repairs, normal operating maintenance, etc.